1. a race or other contest in which certain disadvantages or advantages of weight, distance, time, etc., are placed upon competitors to equalize their chances of winning.
2. the disadvantage or advantage itself.
3. any disadvantage that makes success more difficult: The main handicap of our business is lack of capital.
4. Sometimes Offensive. a physical or mental disability making participation in certain of the usual activities of daily living more difficult. verb (used with obj
"effects can be handicapping."
"conditions can be handicapping."
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