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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.B1 [before noun] specially relating to or intended for disabled people: The library does not have disabled access.
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noun [plural] uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩d/ us  
the disabled people who are disabled: It is often very difficult for the disabled to find jobs.
Translations of “disabled”
in Korean 장애의…
in Arabic مُعاق…
in Portuguese deficiente…
in Catalan discapacitat…
in Japanese 心身障害の…
in Italian disabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘疾的,喪失能力的, 殘疾人士的, 殘疾人士用的…
in Russian нетрудоспособный…
in Turkish özürlü, sakat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残疾的,丧失能力的, 残疾人的, 残疾人用的…
in Polish niepełnosprawny…
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