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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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