able-bodied

adjective
able-bod·​ied | \ ˌā-bəl-ˈbä-dēd How to pronounce able-bodied (audio) \

Definition of able-bodied

: having a sound strong body

First Known Use of able-bodied

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Able-bodied.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/able-bodied. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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able-bodied

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English Language Learners Definition of able-bodied

: having a healthy and strong body : physically fit

able-bodied

adjective
able-bod·​ied | \ ˌā-bəl-ˈbä-dēd \

Kids Definition of able-bodied

: physically fit

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