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Definition of "handicapped" []

  • Physically or mentally disabled: a pool equipped for handicapped swimmers. (adjective)
  • People who have a physical or mental disability considered as a group. Often used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handicapped" in a sentence
  • "Providing services for the handicapped is a wonderful thing."
  • "This example seems absurd, but the actual result of depriving kids of the kind of science that will allow them to compete in a world not similarly handicapped is similar in terms of effect."
  • "Some guy put an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on his car thinking it would let him park in handicapped parking spaces."
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