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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.
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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.
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.
This all sounds well and good, but considering the clean kills that lead shot so efficiently made on waterfowl, one can't help but question whether the crippling rate has increased with these ammo alternatives.
Netanyahu Wants US to Impose Crippling Sanctions on Iran
Note that, even if a runner is at stage 1, pain-wise, if they're taking any medication for it - suddenly they're at stage 4, which is one stage from crippling.
In a nutshell: Gripping thriller about crippling fear in the waning days of Communist East Germany.
the first thing the insurgents did as to destroy the debt records, liberating tens thousands of Judean peasants from crippling poverty and indentured servitude.