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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arrested development mean? 

  The noun ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT has 1 sense:

1. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

  Familiarity information: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1arrested development [BACK TO TOP]


An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


arrested development; fixation; infantile fixation; regression

Hypernyms ("arrested development" is a kind of...):

abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality (an abnormal condition)

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