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im•be•cile



Pronunciation: (im'bu-sil, -sul or, esp. Brit., -sēl"), [key]
n.
1. Psychol.a person of the second order in a former classification of mental retardation, above the level of idiocy, having a mental age of seven or eight years and an intelligence quotient of 25 to 50.
2. a dunce; blockhead; dolt.

adj.
1. mentally feeble.
2. showing mental feebleness or incapacity.
3. stupid; silly; absurd.
4. Archaic.weak or feeble.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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