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able-bodied

adjective uk   /ˌeɪ.bl̩ˈbɒd.id/  us   /-ˈbɑː.did/
used to refer to 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.
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.
Translations of “able-bodied”
in Chinese (Traditional) 體格健全的,強壯的…
in Russian здоровый…
in Turkish herkesin sahip olduğu fiziksel yeteneklere sahip olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体格健全的,强壮的…
in Polish sprawny…
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