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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. that cripples or disables or incapacitates;
- Example: "a crippling injury"
[syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crippling \Crip"pling\ (-pl?ng), n. Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] He had crippled the joints of the noble child. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled. [1913 Webster] More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the energy of the settlement in the Bay. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the body politic. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crippling adj 1: that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury" [syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating]