Translation of "handicap" - English-Portuguese dictionary

handicap

noun uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ us /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/

something that is wrong with your mind or body permanently

deficiência
a mental/physical handicap

something that makes it more difficult for you to do something

desvantagem, empecilho
Not having a car was a real handicap in the countryside.
verb uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/ present participle handicapping, past tense and past participle handicapped

to make something more difficult to do

prejudicar
Rescue efforts have been handicapped by rough seas and strong winds.

(Translation of “handicap” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)