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"disabled" in British English

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disabledadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩d/
B1 not having one or more of the ​physical or ​mentalabilities that most ​people have: The ​accidentleft him ​severely disabled.B1 [before noun] speciallyrelating to or ​intended for disabled ​people: The ​library does not have disabled access.
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disablednoun [plural]

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩d/
the disabled people who are disabled: It is often very ​difficult for the disabled to ​findjobs.
(Definition of disabled from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disabled" in American English

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disabledadjective

 us   /dɪsˈeɪ·bəld/
lacking one or more of the ​physical or ​mentalabilities that most ​people have: a disabled ​warveteran US ​lawrequires that all ​publicbuildings be ​accessible to the disabled. They ​opened a ​grouphome for ​mentally disabled adults.
(Definition of disabled from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disabled" in Business English

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disabledadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪbld/
not having one or more of the ​physical or mental ​abilities that most ​people have: disabled ​customers. Many meat ​packingworkers say the ​work is so physically hard that they become disabled after only a few ​years.
[before noun] relating to or intended for disabledpeople: disabled access/facilities/parking The ​factory has very ​limited disabled ​access.

disablednoun

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪbld/
the disabled [plural] people who are disabled: He went on to ​invent 250 other ​products for the disabled, ​including eating and drinking ​aids and wheelchair ​gadgets.
(Definition of disabled from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “disabled”
in Arabic مُعاق…
in Korean 장애의…
in Portuguese deficiente…
in Catalan discapacitat…
in Japanese 心身障害の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残疾的,丧失能力的, 残疾人的, 残疾人用的…
in Turkish özürlü, sakat…
in Russian нетрудоспособный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘疾的,喪失能力的, 殘疾人士的, 殘疾人士用的…
in Italian disabile…
in Polish niepełnosprawny…
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