(Of a person) having very limited intellectual functions.
- Children were excluded if they were diagnosed as mentally handicapped or if they had a pervasive developmental disorder.
- The health care needs of severely mentally handicapped children are being neglected because of an over-emphasis on education, their parents have claimed.
- But there have been heart-rending stories, such as an elderly woman with no support forced to stay home to look after her mentally handicapped daughter.
see handicapped (usage).
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Syllabification: men·tal·ly hand·i·capped
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