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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRIPPLING, ppr. Laming; depriving of the use of the limbs; disabling.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury" [syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crippling Crip"pling (-pl?ng), n. Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. A crippling illness or disability is one that severely damages your health or your body. Arthritis and rheumatism are prominent crippling diseases... ADJ: ADJ n 2. If you say that an action, policy, or situation has a crippling effect on something, you mean it has a very serious, harmful effect. The high cost of capital has a crippling effect on many small American high-tech firms... ADJ: usu ADJ n



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