crippled

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crippled

  1. (usually offensive) Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility.
    • 1848, Charlotte Bronte, chapter 17, in Jane Eyre[1]:
      A crippled man, twenty years older than you, whom you will have to wait on?
  2. (usually offensive) Having any difficulty or impediment which can be likened to a crippling injury.
    • 1893, Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.[2]:
      The Percy Driscoll estate was in such a crippled shape when its owner died that it could pay only sixty percent of its great indebtedness, and was settled at that rate.

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crippled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of cripple