1. (a.) Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.

2. (a.) Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.

3. (a.) Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.

4. (v. t.) To put to silence.

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