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Meaning of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
 
 Synonyms: fixation, infantile fixation, regression
 
 See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality

 

 

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 Related Terms: amentia, backwardness, blithering idiocy, cretinism, father fixation, fixation, Freudian fixation, half-wittedness, idiocy, idiotism, imbecility, infantile fixation, infantilism, insanity, libido fixation, mental defectiveness, mental deficiency, mental handicap, mental retardation, mongolianism, mongolism, mongoloid idiocy, moronism, moronity, mother fixation, parent fixation, pregenital fixation, profound idiocy, regression, retardation, retardment, retreat to immaturity, simplemindedness, simpleness, simple-wittedness, simplicity, subnormality
 

 

 

 

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