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crippled


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cripple  \Crip"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crippled}  (-p'ld);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crippling}  (-pl?ng).] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  the  use  of  a  limb,  particularly  of  a  leg  or 
  foot;  to  lame. 
 
  He  had  crippled  the  joints  of  the  noble  child.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  strength,  activity,  or  capability  for 
  service  or  use  to  disable;  to  deprive  of  resources;  as 
  to  be  financially  crippled. 
 
  More  serious  embarrassments  .  .  .  were  crippling  the 
  energy  of  the  settlement  in  the  Bay.  --Palfrey. 
 
  An  incumbrance  which  would  permanently  cripple  the 
  body  politic.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crippled  \Crip"pled\  (kr?p"p'ld),  a. 
  Lamed;  lame;  disabled;  impeded.  ``The  crippled  crone.'' 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crippled 
  adj  :  disabled  in  the  feet  or  legs  [syn:  {halt},  {halting},  {lame}] 




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