noun \ˌdis-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

: a condition (such as an illness or an injury) that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities

: the condition of being unable to do things in the normal way : the condition of being disabled

: a program that provides financial support to a disabled person

Full Definition of DISABILITY

a :  the condition of being disabled
b :  limitation in the ability to pursue an occupation because of a physical or mental impairment; also :  a program providing financial support to one affected by disability <went on disability after the injury>
:  lack of legal qualification to do something
:  a disqualification, restriction, or disadvantage

Examples of DISABILITY

  1. She has learned to keep a positive attitude about her disability.
  2. disabilities such as blindness and deafness
  3. a program for children with disabilities
  4. It's a serious disease that can cause disability or death.
  5. After he injured his back he had to quit his job and go on disability.

First Known Use of DISABILITY



noun \ˌdis-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dis·abil·i·ties

Medical Definition of DISABILITY

: the condition of being disabled
: inability to pursue an occupation because of physical or mental impairment


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