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Definitions of imbecile

  1. a person of subnormal intelligence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having a mental age of three to seven years Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the imbecile and insane. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Without strength, especially of mind; feeble-minded; idiotic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One of feeble mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 1. Mentally deficient. 2. One who is congenitally weak-minded, yet not wholly incapable of education; a mental defective not advancing beyond the Binet age of 7 years; see idiot and moron. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Mentally weak and incapable. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. Without strength either of body or of mind: feeble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. One destitute of strength, either of mind or body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. An imbecile person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Feeble in body or mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Imbecility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Feeble - minded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A person of feeble mind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Without strength, either of body or of mind; weak. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. One who is imbecile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One who is destitute of strength either of body or mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Weak; infirm; destitute of strength of either body or mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. im'be-s[=e]l, adj. without strength either of body or mind: feeble: fatuous.--n. one destitute of strength, either of mind or body.--n. IMBECIL'ITY, state of being imbecile: weakness of body or mind. [O. Fr. imbecile--L. imbecillis; origin unknown.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. a. & n. mentally weak, stupid, idiotic; physically weak; (n.) person of weak intellect. Hence or cogn. imbecilely adv., imbecility n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Of feeble mind; having only rudimentary intelligence remaining; nearly idiotic; as a n., a person so affected (usually congenitally or as a result of age or cerebral or other disease). [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. One destitute of strength, either of body or mind. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. Weak, feeble, wanting strength of either mind or body. Complete Dictionary

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