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 for dumb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dumb \Dumb\, v. t.
     To put to silence. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster] dumbbell

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dumb \Dumb\, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw.
     dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See Deaf, and cf.
     1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter
        articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
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              To unloose the very tongues even of dumb creatures.
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     2. Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not
        accompanied by words; as, dumb show.
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              This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him. --Shak.
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              To pierce into the dumb past.         -- J. C.
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     3. Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color. [R.]
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              Her stern was painted of a dumb white or dun color.
                                                    --De Foe.
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     Deaf and dumb. See Deaf-mute.
     Dumb ague, or Dumb chill, a form of intermittent fever
        which has no well-defined "chill." [U.S.]
     Dumb animal, any animal except man; -- usually restricted
        to a domestic quadruped; -- so called in contradistinction
        to man, who is a "speaking animal."
     Dumb cake, a cake made in silence by girls on St. Mark's
        eve, with certain mystic ceremonies, to discover their
        future husbands. --Halliwell.
     Dumb cane (Bot.), a west Indian plant of the Arum family
        ({Dieffenbachia seguina), which, when chewed, causes the
        tongue to swell, and destroys temporarily the power of
     Dumb crambo. See under crambo.
     Dumb show.
        (a) Formerly, a part of a dramatic representation, shown
            in pantomime. "Inexplicable dumb shows and noise."
        (b) Signs and gestures without words; as, to tell a story
            in dumb show.
     To strike dumb, to confound; to astonish; to render silent
        by astonishment; or, it may be, to deprive of the power of
     Syn: Silent; speechless; noiseless. See Mute.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
             "so dense he never understands anything I say to him";
             "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at
             classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly
             quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb
             decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being
             deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
             [syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow]
      2: temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless
         with shock" [syn: speechless, dumb]
      3: lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"
      4: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness [syn: dumb,
         mute, silent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  191 Moby Thesaurus words for "dumb":
     Boeotian, abiotic, anaudic, animal, animalian, animalic,
     animalistic, aphasic, aphonic, apish, asinine, awkward, azoic,
     batty, beastlike, beastly, beef-brained, beef-witted, befooled,
     beguiled, besotted, bestial, blankminded, blockheaded, blockish,
     bovine, brainless, breathless, brief, brusque, brutal, brute,
     brutelike, brutish, buffoonish, callow, chumpish, cloddish, close,
     close-tongued, closemouthed, cockeyed, concise, cowish, crass,
     crazy, credulous, curt, daffy, daft, dazed, dense, dizzy, doltish,
     doting, dull, dullard, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck,
     duncical, duncish, economical of words, empty, empty-headed,
     exanimate, fat, fatheaded, fatuitous, fatuous, flaky, fond, fool,
     foolheaded, foolish, fuddled, futile, gaga, gauche, goofy, green,
     groping, gross, gulled, idiotic, ignorant, imbecile, inane,
     inanimate, inanimated, inarticulate, incoherent,
     indisposed to talk, indistinct, ineducable, inept, inert,
     inexperienced, infatuated, innocent, insane, insensate, insensible,
     insentient, instinctive, instinctual, klutzy, know-nothing, kooky,
     laconic, lifeless, loony, lumpish, mad, maudlin, maundering,
     mindless, moronic, mum, mute, naive, nescient, nonconscious,
     nonliving, nonrational, numskulled, nutty, oafish, opaque, quiet,
     raw, reticent, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental, short,
     silent, silly, simple, snug, sottish, soulless, sparing of words,
     speechless, strange to, stricken dumb, stupid, subhuman, taciturn,
     tentative, terse, thick, thick-witted, thoughtless, tight-lipped,
     tongue-tied, tongueless, unacquainted, unanimated, unapprized,
     uncommunicative, uncomprehending, unconscious, unconversant,
     unenlightened, unfamiliar, unfeeling, unilluminated, uninformed,
     uninitiated, unintelligent, unknowing, unloquacious, unposted,
     unripe, unsure, untalkative, unteachable, unversed, vacuous,
     voiceless, wacky, wet, witless, word-bound, wordless, wrongheaded,
     zoic, zooidal, zoologic

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     from natural infirmity (Ex. 4:11); not knowing what to say
     (Prov. 31:8); unwillingness to speak (Ps. 39:9; Lev. 10:3).
     Christ repeatedly restored the dumb (Matt. 9:32, 33; Luke 11:14;
     Matt. 12:22) to the use of speech.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DUMB. One who cannot speak; a person who is mute. See Deaf and dumb, Deaf, 
  dumb, and blind; Mute, standing mute.