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Handgallop
Handglass
handgrip
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handheld
handheld drill
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Handi-craftsman
handicap
handicapped person
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handicapped definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness [syn: disabled, handicapped] n
1: people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped; "technology to help the elderly and the disabled" [syn: disabled, handicapped]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1891 sometimes offensive having a physical or mental disability; also of or reserved for handicapped persons <handicapped parking spaces>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. suffering from a physical or mental disability.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Handicap Hand"i*cap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handicapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Handicapping.] To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is handicapped has a physical or mental disability that prevents them living a totally normal life. Many people who have a disability find this word offensive. I'm going to work two days a week teaching handicapped kids to fish... Alex was mentally handicapped. ADJ Some people refer to people who are handicapped as the handicapped. ...measures to prevent discrimination against the handicapped. N-PLURAL: the N

Moby Thesaurus

amputee, bad, castrated, cripple, crippled, defective, deformity, disabled, emasculated, game, halt, halting, hamstrung, handicapped person, hobbling, idiot, imbecile, incapable, incapacitated, lame, limping, maimed, paralytic, paraplegic, quadriplegic, spavined, the crippled, the handicapped



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