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challenged

adjective

Simple Definition of challenged

  • : having a physical or mental problem that makes it difficult to do things as easily as other people do

Full Definition of challenged

  1. :  presented with difficulties (as by a disability) <physically challenged>

Examples of challenged

  1. <all parts of the sports complex are fully accessible to the physically challenged>



1983

First Known Use of challenged

1983


CHALLENGED Defined for Kids

challenged

adjective

Definition of challenged

  1. :  having a disability or deficiency




Medical Dictionary

challenged

adjective chal·lenged

Medical Definition of challenged

  1. :  having a physical or mental disability or deficiency <skiing programs for physically challenged athletes—Craig Hansell>





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