Definition of disabled
1a : impaired or limited by a physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental condition : affected by disability Decades of government policy and a Supreme Court decision … have established that public services for all disabled people must be provided in the least restrictive and most integrated environment possible. — Sallie Tisdale For disabled travelers—or anyone nursing an injury—successful trips require planning. … Rugged or remote areas may require some give and take on your part, including physical assistance or workarounds. — Linda Burbank … 4,000 disabled athletes from 125 nations competing in 18 sports. — John Shawb : incapacitated by illness or injury … 17.4% of all match-ending injuries, were attributable to OT (orthopedic trauma). Two such stoppages involved multiple roundhouse kicks directed at the lateral aspect of the knee. The disabled competitors were unable to continue because of marked pain with weight bearing. — George J. Buse and Robert M. Wood
2 of a device or mechanism : rendered inoperative (as by being damaged or deliberately altered) a disabled alarm They would have pulled out but they were waiting on the Iraqi police to finish their report and there was the issue of the disabled fuel truck … — David Abrams
Examples of disabled in a Sentence
The organization is working to protect the rights of disabled veterans.
the disabled man was unable to climb the stairs without help
First Known Use of disabled
DISABLED Defined for Kids
Definition of disabled for Students
: 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 Definition of disabled
: 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
Legal Definition of disabled
: having a disability
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