handicapped Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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handicappedadjective

uk   us   /ˈhæn.dɪ.kæpt/ old-fashioned
not ​able to use ​part of ​yourbody or ​yourmind because it has been ​damaged or does not ​worknormally. This word is now ​consideredoffensive by many ​people, who ​prefer to say someone is disabled or has a disability: What's the ​best way of ​improvingtheatreaccess for ​people who are ​physically handicapped?

handicappednoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈhæn.dɪ.kæpt/ old-fashioned
the handicapped people who cannot use ​part of ​theirbody or ​mind because it has been ​damaged or does not ​worknormally. This word is now ​consideredoffensive by many ​people, who ​prefer to say disabledpeople or people with ​disabilities.
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