mul·​ti·​han·​di·​capped | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈhan-di-ˌkapt How to pronounce multihandicapped (audio) , -ˌtī-, -ˈhan-dē- \

Definition of multihandicapped

sometimes offensive
: having more than one disability multihandicapped students also : accommodating or intended for people having more than one disability a multihandicapped classroom

First Known Use of multihandicapped

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Multihandicapped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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mul·​ti-han·​di·​capped | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈhan-di-ˌkapt, -ˌtī- \
variants: or multihandicapped

Medical Definition of multi-handicapped

: having or affected by more than one disability … rooms that have been specially designed to help multi-handicapped students learn life skills.— Larry Gierer, The Columbus (Georgia) Ledger-Enquirer, 12 Aug. 2011 Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a specially trained dog to assist a multihandicapped child.The Evening News and Tribune (Jeffersonville-New Albany, Indiana), 17 Apr. 2012 also : of, relating to, serving, or designed for individuals with more than one disability … hired as the new high school multi-handicapped teacher. — Jim Kinton, The Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal, 11 July 2007

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