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disabled

adjective

Simple Definition of disabled

  • : having a physical or mental disability : unable to perform one or more natural activities (such as walking or seeing) because of illness, injury, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disabled

  1. :  incapacitated by illness or injury; also :  physically or mentally impaired in a way that substantially limits activity especially in relation to employment or education

Examples of disabled in a sentence

  1. The organization is working to protect the rights of disabled veterans.

  2. <the disabled man was unable to climb the stairs without help>



1633

First Known Use of disabled

1633



DISABLED Defined for Kids

disabled

adjective dis·abled \dis-ˈā-bəld\

Definition of disabled for Students

  1. :  not having the ability to do certain mental or physical tasks (as because of illness, injury, or a condition present at birth) that a person is typically capable of doing




Medical Dictionary

disabled

adjective dis·abled

Medical Definition of disabled

  1. :  incapacitated by illness, injury, or wounds; also :  physically or mentally impaired in a way that substantially limits activity especially in relation to employment or education




Law Dictionary

disabled

adjective

Legal Definition of disabled

  1. :  having a disability





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