Dysphemia



[dis-fee-mee-uh] /dɪsˈfi mi ə/

noun, Psychology.
1.
any impairment in the ability to speak.

dysphemia dys·phe·mi·a (dĭs-fē’mē-ə)
n.
A speech disorder characterized by stammering or stuttering and usually having an emotional or psychological basis.

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