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

Full Definition of DISABLED

:  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

  1. The organization is working to protect the rights of disabled veterans.
  2. <the disabled man was unable to climb the stairs without help>

First Known Use of DISABLED

DISABLED Defined for Kids


adjective dis·abled \dis-ˈā-bəld\

Definition of DISABLED for Kids

:  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


adjective dis·abled

Medical Definition of DISABLED

:  incapacitated by illness, injury, or wounds; broadly :  physically or mentally impaired


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