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  Words related to handicap

Related / Similar Words: hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, disability, disablement, impairment, disable, invalid, incapacitate, hinder, hamper

 

Definition:
  • advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning;
  • something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress;
  • the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment";
  • injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident";
  • put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements";
  • attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant;

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    Hyponyms: penalty, albatross, millstone, bind, drag, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara, anorgasmia, disability of walking, astasia, amputation, hearing impairment, hearing disorder, dysomia, visual impairment, visual defect, vision defect, visual disorder, prolapse, prolapsus, descensus, hypoesthesia, hypesthesia, knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valga, pigeon toes, bow leg, bow legs, bandy legs, hock

     

    Derivational Morphology: hinder, hamper, impede, deter, discourage, obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass, disable, invalid, incapacitate, disenable, disability, disablement, impairment, shut-in, shackle, bond, trammel, trammels, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, odds-maker, handicapper

     

    Anagrams: DNA chip

     

     
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