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 for crippled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crippled \Crip"pled\ (kr?p"p'ld), a.
     Lamed; lame; disabled; impeded. "The crippled crone."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cripple \Crip"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crippled (-p'ld); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Crippling (-pl?ng).]
     1. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or
        foot; to lame.
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              He had crippled the joints of the noble child. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for
        service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as,
        to be financially crippled.
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              More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the
              energy of the settlement in the Bay.  --Palfrey.
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              An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the
              body politic.                         --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a
             game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame,
             gimpy, game]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "crippled":
     bad, castrated, damaged, debilitated, disabled, disarmed,
     disqualified, emasculated, game, halt, halting, hamstrung,
     handicapped, hobbling, hog-tied, incapacitated, inoperative,
     invalidated, lame, limping, maimed, paralyzed, prostrate, spavined,
     weak, weakened

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