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handicap

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhændɪkæp/ old-fashioned
MIND/BODY something that is wrong with your mind or body permanently: a mental/physical handicap Handicap and the disabled
DISADVANTAGE something that makes it more difficult for you to do something: I found not having a car quite a handicap in the countryside.Advantage and disadvantagePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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