feeblemindedness feeblemindedness

Definition(s):

  • (n) severe mental deficiency

Usage(s):

  1. A strict Mendelian, Davenport believed so-called single-unit genes determined such traits as alcoholism and feeblemindedness.
  2. During the same period, twelve of the normal children who remained in the crowded asylum, and received no affection, slowly drifted into feeblemindedness.
  3. The judge was testing them for feeblemindedness after a method of his own.
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