AskDefine | Define handicapped

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handicapped (See handicap)


1 the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment" [syn: disability, disablement, impairment]
2 advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
3 something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress [syn: hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check]


1 injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident" [syn: disable, invalid, incapacitate]
2 attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
3 put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements" [syn: hinder, hamper] [also: handicapping, handicapped]handicapped adj : incapacitated by injury or illness [syn: disabled, incapacitated]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. past of handicap


  1. Having a handicap.
  2. Limited by an impediment of some kind.


Extensive Definition

Handicapped or handicap may refer to:
handicapped in German: Handicap
handicapped in French: Handicap
handicapped in Ido: Handikapo
handicapped in Italian: Handicap
handicapped in Hebrew: נכות
handicapped in Dutch: Handicap
handicapped in Japanese: ハンデキャップ
handicapped in Norwegian: Handicap
handicapped in Slovak: Hendikep

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