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cripple

(krĭp′əl)
n.
a. Often Offensive A person who is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs:
b. An animal that is partially disabled or unable to use one or more limbs: cannot race a horse that is a cripple.
tr.v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.

crip′pler n.
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Lewis said that whilst a small amount of fluoride is good for your teeth and prevents tooth decay, high levels are toxic and can cause crippling deformities that are irreversible.
Based on these generalizations, the crippling rate from the 1950s up through the mid-1980s was about 20 percent for waterfowl.
Calling the standoff with Iran "the biggest issue facing our times," Netanyahu said the international community could deliver "crippling sanctions," without the support of China and Russia, both permanent members of the U.N.
Left to itself, any running injury could be crippling. We're not talking about post-marathon sore - we're talking abut the inability to live your responsibilities or meet your commitments.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful and sometimes crippling auto-immune disease that affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK.
Up to 130,000 union members will stage a 24-hour walkout today, crippling mail deliveries across the UK.
In scripture indebted Egyptians, Canaanites, and Hebrews sold themselves into servitude to keep from starving while crippling debt shackled medieval serfs and 19th-century sharecroppers to their masters' lands and imprisoned the urban poor in workhouses.
The threat of crippling rail strikes was coming a step nearer today with the result of a ballot for industrial action by thousands of workers at Network Rail.
The crippling condition, called spina bifida, plagues 1,500 to 2,000 newborns per year in the U.S.
government in light of crippling American duties on softwood lumber, the Consul General's tour included stops at the Shania Twain Centre and First Nations communities in Trout Lake, Moosonee and Moose Factory.
The brother of Warwickshire wicketkeeper Keith Piper burst on to the Premiership scene with Leicester last season only because of their crippling injury list.