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crippling


  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]: 
 
  Crippling  \Crip"pling\  (-pl?ng),  n. 
  Spars  or  timbers  set  up  as  a  support  against  the  side  of  a 
  building. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crippling 
  adj  :  that  cripples  or  disables  or  incapacitates;  "a  crippling 
  injury"  [syn:  {disabling},  {incapacitating}] 




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