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Adjective: handicapped  'han-dee,kapt
  1. Incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
    - disabled
  2. Limited by an impediment of some kind
Noun: handicapped  'han-dee,kapt
  1. People collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    "technology to help the elderly and the handicapped";
    - disabled
Verb: handicap (handicapped,handicapping)  'han-dee,kap
  1. Injure permanently
    "He was handicapped in a car accident";
    - disable, invalid, incapacitate
  2. Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
  3. Put at a disadvantage
    "The brace I have to wear is handicapping my movements";
    - hinder, hamper

See also: unfit

Type of: bias, disadvantage, disfavor [US], disfavour [Brit, Cdn], injure, people, wound

Encyclopedia: Handicapped