challenged

adjective
chal·​lenged | \ ˈcha-lənjd How to pronounce challenged (audio) \

Definition of challenged

: presented with difficulties (as by a disability) physically challenged

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Examples of challenged in a Sentence

all parts of the sports complex are fully accessible to the physically challenged
Recent Examples on the Web Many of the readings are available in translation, but even the students who feel challenged reading in the second language are encouraged to wrestle with the original texts. Erik Gleibermann, New York Times, "Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of challenged

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of challenged was in 1983

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“Challenged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/challenged. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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challenged

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How to pronounce challenged (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of challenged

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

challenged

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Kids Definition of challenged

: having a disability or deficiency

challenged

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chal·​lenged

Medical Definition of challenged

: having a physical or mental disability or impairment skiing programs for physically challenged athletes— Craig Hansell

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