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noun

a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
mentally handicapped, adjective
Nowadays both mental handicap and mentally handicapped are considered to have inappropriate and negative connotations. The phrases learning difficulties and a person with learning difficulties are used instead
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