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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stunt  \Stunt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stunted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stunting}.]  [See  {Stint}.] 
  To  hinder  from  growing  to  the  natural  size;  to  prevent  the 
  growth  of  to  stint,  to  dwarf;  as  to  stunt  a  child;  to  stunt 
  a  plant. 
 
  When  by  a  cold  penury,  I  blast  the  abilities  of  a 
  nation,  and  stunt  the  growth  of  its  active  energies, 
  the  ill  or  may  do  is  beyond  all  calculation.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stunted  \Stunt"ed\,  a. 
  Dwarfed.  --  {Stunt"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stunted 
  adj  :  inferior  in  size  or  quality;  "scrawny  cattle";  "scrubby 
  cut-over  pine";  "old  stunted  thorn  trees"  [syn:  {scrawny}, 
  {scrubby}] 




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