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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
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He directed the officers to ensure every child under five years of age should be vaccinated, so that the crippling disease could be completely eradicated.