Pronunciation: (stunt),[key] —v.t. to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of; dwarf: A harsh climate stunted the trees. Brutal treatment in childhood stunted his personality.
—n. 1. a stop or hindrance in growth or development.
2. arrested development.
3. a plant or animal hindered from attaining its proper growth.
4. Plant Pathol.a disease of plants, characterized by a dwarfing or stunting of the plant.
Pronunciation: (stunt),[key] —n. 1. a performance displaying a person's skill or dexterity, as in athletics; feat: an acrobatic stunt. 2. any remarkable feat performed chiefly to attract attention: The kidnapping was said to be a publicity stunt.
—v.i. 1. to do a stunt or stunts.
2. Television Slang.to add specials, miniseries, etc., to a schedule of programs, esp. so as to increase ratings.
—v.t. to use in doing stunts: to stunt an airplane.