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in•fan•ti•lism



Pronunciation: (in'fun-tl-iz"um, -tī-liz"-, in-fan'tl-iz"um), [key]
n.
1. the persistence in an adult of markedly childish anatomical, physiological, or psychological characteristics.
2. an infantile act, trait, etc., esp. in an adult.
3. a speech disorder characterized by speech and voice patterns that are typical of very young children.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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