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hand·i·capped(hăn′dē-kăpt′) Usage Problem
Someone who is disabled has an illness, injury or condition that restricts the way they can live, especially by making it difficult for them to move about.
Some people use handicapped with this meaning, but many people find this offensive.
The most sensitive ways of referring to people with a restricting physical condition are to call them people with disabilities or people with special needs.
|Noun||1.||handicapped - people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped; "technology to help the elderly and the disabled"|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
the halt - (archaic) lame persons collectively; "the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind"--Luke 14:21
|Adj.||1.||handicapped - incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness|
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
physically handicapped → minusválido, (físicamente) discapacitado
to be mentally/physically handicapped → tener una discapacidad mental/física, ser (un) discapacitado mental/físico
mentally handicapped → handicapé(e) mentalement
physically handicapped → handicapé(e) physiquement
the handicapped (= the disabled) → les handicapés mpl