Definition of mentally handicapped adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


mentally handicapped

BrE BrE//ˌmentəli ˈhændikæpt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmentəli ˈhændikæpt//
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(of a person) slow to learn or to understand things because of a problem with the brain It is now more usual to say that people with this kind of problem have learning difficulties.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mentally handicapped