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crip·ple

 (krĭp′əl)
n.
1.
a. Often Offensive A person who is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs:
b. An animal that is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs: cannot race a horse that is a cripple.
2. A damaged or defective object or device: "He ... would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute" (Joseph Conrad).
tr.v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
1. To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.
2. To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of: a strike that crippled the factory.

[Middle English crepel, from Old English crypel.]

crip′pler n.

crippling

(ˈkrɪplɪŋ)
adj
damaging or injurious
ˈcripplingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crippling - that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
Translations

crippling

[ˈkrɪplɪŋ] ADJ [disease] → que conduce a la parálisis; [blow, defect] → muy grave, muy severo; [taxes, debts] → abrumador, agobiante

crippling

[ˈkrɪplɪŋ] adj
(physically) [disease, injury] → handicapant(e)
(emotionally) [shyness, fear] → maladif/ive
[taxation, debts] → écrasant(e); [strike] → paralysant(e); [losses] → écrasant(e)
a crippling blow to the government → un coup de massue pour le gouvernement, un vrai coup dur pour le gouvernement

crippling

adj painlähmend; guilt, depressionlähmend; taxes, repaymentserdrückend; strikesalles lähmend attr; a crippling diseaseein Leiden, das einen bewegungsunfähig macht; a crippling blow (lit, fig)ein schwerer Schlag

crippling

[ˈkrɪplɪŋ] adj (disease) → che provoca invalidità; (taxes, debts) → esorbitante
References in classic literature ?
Every attempt failed, and ended in crippling somebody.
The crippling stones of the pavement, with their many little reservoirs of mud and water, had no footways, but broke off abruptly at the doors.
At first I did not realize their blindness, and struck furiously at them with my bar, in a frenzy of fear, as they approached me, killing one and crippling several more.
It must be noted that this flattening of the head has something in it of aristocratical significancy, like the crippling of the feet among the Chinese ladies of quality.
But the territorial possessions of the Church and her temporal power, which seemingly made her position yet stronger, ended by crippling and weakening her action.
One has a notion of a maiming, crippling process; of the individual coming back damaged in some subtle way.
We felt that was crippling trade and so made sure we could help those business owners to chase debt without the pain or embarrassment.
One-year-old child, identified as Murad, is reportedly the latest victim of the crippling virus.
Ever since Dr Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine in the mid 1950s, the fight against the crippling disease has swung the way of health care professionals with stunning success.
Health department teams would visit door to door to administer polio drops to children against the crippling disease in every nook and corner of the district, health officials said.
Iranian officials on various occasions have reiterated that the US-led western sanctions on the country have influenced Iran's economy positively and failed to have a crippling effect on the its economy.
QUETTA -- All available resources would be mobilized from eradication of crippling polio disease from the province, vowed the provincial Ministers Ismail Gujjar and Ms.