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English Dictionary: crippling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
crippling
adj
  1. that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
    Synonym(s): crippling, disabling, incapacitating
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cripple \Crip"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crippled} (-p'ld); p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Crippling} (-pl?ng).]
      1. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or
            foot; to lame.
  
                     He had crippled the joints of the noble child. --Sir
                                                                              W. Scott.
  
      2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for
            service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as,
            to be financially crippled.
  
                     More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the
                     energy of the settlement in the Bay.   --Palfrey.
  
                     An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the
                     body politic.                                    --Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crippling \Crip"pling\ (-pl?ng), n.
      Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a
      building.
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