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English definition of “handicapped”


adjective     /ˈhæn.dɪ.kæpt/ old-fashioned
not able to use part of your body or your mind because it has been damaged in some way. This word is now considered offensive by many people, who prefer the word disabled: What's the best way of improving theatre access for people who are physically handicapped?Handicap and the disabled
(Definition of handicapped adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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