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cripple

noun [C]     /ˈkrɪp.l̩/
offensive old-fashioned a person who cannot use their arms or legs in a normal wayHandicap and the disabled emotional cripple informal someone who finds it difficult to have or express feelingsNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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