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disadvantaged

adjective uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒd/ us    /-ˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒd/
C1 not having the standard of living conditions, education, etc. that most people have: A new educational programme has been set up for economically disadvantaged children.

disadvantaged

noun [plural] uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒd/ us    /-ˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒd/
the disadvantaged people who do not have good living conditions, a good standard of education, etc., considered as a group: These measures are intended to help the disadvantaged.
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