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English definition of “disabled”

disabled

adjective uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩d/ us  
B1 not having one or more of the physical or mental abilities that most people have: The accident left him severely disabled.Handicap and the disabled B1 [before noun] specially relating to or intended for disabled people: The library does not have disabled access.Handicap and the disabled

disabled

noun [plural] uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩d/ us  
the disabled people who are disabled: It is often very difficult for the disabled to find jobs.Handicap and the disabled
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