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disabilitynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
B2 an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do: a physical/learning disability She is deaf, but refuses to let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do. Trying to change attitudes to disability is an uphill struggle.
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in Korean 장애…
in Arabic إعاقة…
in Portuguese deficiência…
in Catalan discapacitat…
in Japanese 心身障害…
in Italian invalidità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘疾,缺陷,殘障…
in Russian инвалидность…
in Turkish özürlülük, sakatlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残疾,缺陷,残障…
in Polish niepełnosprawność, kalectwo…
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