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English definition of “able-bodied”

able-bodied

adjective uk   /ˌeɪ.bl̩ˈbɒd.id/ us    /-ˈbɑː.did/
describes someone who is healthy and has no illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult to do the things that other people do: All able-bodied young men were forced to join the army.Fit and healthy
the able-bodied
noun [plural] uk   us  
It is hard for the able-bodied to understand the difficulties that disabled people encounter in their daily lives.Fit and healthy
(Definition of able-bodied from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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