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What is another word for stunted?

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Adjective
Prevented from fully growing or developing
“Her baby suffered from her stunted development and poor capacity to mother.”
Adjective
Not (as) fully developed as expected
“A surplus cannot be squeezed out of the turnip of a stunted economy.”
Adjective
Shorter in size than average or expected
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“The trees exhibit a stunted appearance.”
Adjective
Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
Adjective
Not enough in size, amount or degree
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Adjective
Relating to an immature, undeveloped, or basic form
Adjective
Forming a very small remnant of something that was once greater or more noticeable
Verb
Past tense for to stunt or suppress the normal physical growth of
“I believe that a steady, uncontrolled and indiscriminate diet of comic books can stunt a child's mental and spiritual growth just as much as a steady malnutrition can stunt his physical growth.”
Verb
Past tense for to check or hinder the growth or development of
“Were he to stay, he would not only stunt his development as a writer but also as a person.”
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