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English definition of “handicapped”

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
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