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cripple

crip·ple

cripple

 
 
pronunciation:
krI pl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or animal that cannot use a part of its body because of a disease or injury.
similar words:
invalid
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: crippled, cripples, crippling
definition 1: to cause a serious injury in.
The car accident crippled him for life.
synonyms:
disable, lame, maim
similar words:
damage, deform, hurt, mangle, mutilate, paralyze
definition 2: to damage or cause not to work well.
Power shortages crippled the city.
synonyms:
damage, disable, impair, paralyze
similar words:
destroy, harm, injure, ruin, weaken
derivation: crippler (n.)
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