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mentally defectiveadjective

uk   /ˌmen.təl.i dɪˈfek.tɪv/ us   /ˌmen.t̬əl.i dɪˈfek.tɪv/ old-fashioned or offensive
If you say that someone is mentally defective, you mean that they have low mental abilities because their brain is damaged due to an accident or illness, or has been damaged since birth.
(Definition of mentally defective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mentally defective”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有心理缺陷的,有智力缺陷的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有心理缺陷的,有智力缺陷的…
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