Definition of Crippling

1. Adjective. That cripples or disables or incapacitates. "A crippling injury"

Exact synonyms: Disabling, Incapacitating
Similar to: Unhealthful



Definition of Crippling

1. n. Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building.

Definition of Crippling

1. Verb. (present participle of cripple) ¹

2. Adjective. That cripples ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crippling

1. cripple [v] - See also: cripple

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crippling

crinums
criollo
criollos
criosphinx
criosphinxes
cripe
cripes
crippled
crippled strain
crippleness
crippler
cripplers
cripples
crippleware
crippling (current term)
cripplingly
cripply
cris
cris de cœur
crise
crises
crisic
crisis
crisis-ridden
crisis center
crisis de comportamiento
crisis intervention
crisis period
crisp

Literary usage of Crippling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Aeronautics in Theory and Experiment by William Lewis Cowley, Hyman Levy (1920)
"Without entering into any elaborate proof of the matter, however, it is clear that what distinguishes crippling from ordinary cases of flexure is the ..."

2. The Elements of Graphic Statics by Karl von Ott (1905)
"Resistance to crippling.—If the length L of a compression bar AB, Fig. 92, is from five to ten times the middle sectional dimensions D, then by continuing ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"... any pacific overtures until the original object of the League, " the essential and permanent crippling of the King of Prussia," had been accomplished. ..."

4. Orthopedic Surgery for Practitioners by Henry Ling Taylor, Charles Ogilvy, Fred Houdlett Albee (1909)
"It will thus be seen that deformities and crippling affections may be studied from the standpoint of their causation, from that of the tissue affected, ..."

5. The Stresses in Framed Structures: Including the Strength of Materials and by Augustus Jay Du Bois (1896)
"We call this load the crippling load, or limit load. ... We have then for the crippling or limit load Pl = SJ><? ..."

6. Aeronautics in Theory and Experiment by William Lewis Cowley, Hyman Levy (1920)
"Without entering into any elaborate proof of the matter, however, it is clear that what distinguishes crippling from ordinary cases of flexure is the ..."

7. The Elements of Graphic Statics by Karl von Ott (1905)
"Resistance to crippling.—If the length L of a compression bar AB, Fig. 92, is from five to ten times the middle sectional dimensions D, then by continuing ..."

8. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"... any pacific overtures until the original object of the League, " the essential and permanent crippling of the King of Prussia," had been accomplished. ..."

9. Orthopedic Surgery for Practitioners by Henry Ling Taylor, Charles Ogilvy, Fred Houdlett Albee (1909)
"It will thus be seen that deformities and crippling affections may be studied from the standpoint of their causation, from that of the tissue affected, ..."

10. The Stresses in Framed Structures: Including the Strength of Materials and by Augustus Jay Du Bois (1896)
"We call this load the crippling load, or limit load. ... We have then for the crippling or limit load Pl = SJ><? ..."

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