Definitions for: Imbecile


[n] a person of subnormal intelligence
[adj] having a mental age of three to seven years



Webster (1913) Definition: Im"be*cile, a. [L. imbecillis, and imbecillus; of
unknown origin: cf. F. imb['e]cile.]
Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble;
impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals
for the imbecile and insane.

Syn: Weak; feeble; feeble-minded; idiotic.


Im"be*cile, n.
One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.


Im"be*cile, v. t.
To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage.
[Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

Synonyms: changeling, cretin, half-wit, idiot, imbecilic, moron, retard, stupid, unintelligent

See Also: simple, simpleton

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