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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Physically or mentally disabled: a pool equipped for handicapped swimmers.
  • n. People who have a physical or mental disability considered as a group. Often used with the.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of handicap.
  • adj. Having a handicap.
  • adj. Limited by an impediment of some kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. suffering from a handicap (in senses 4 or 5); disabled; at a disadvantage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
  • adj. incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness

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