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"disabled" in British English

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disabledadjective

uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bəld/  us   /dɪˈseɪ.bəld/
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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disablednoun [plural]

uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bəld/  us   /dɪˈseɪ.bəld/
the disabled
people who are disabled: It is often very difficult for the disabled to find jobs.
(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 mental abilities that most people have: a disabled war veteran US law requires that all public buildings be accessible to the disabled. They opened a group home 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 packing workers say the work is so physically hard that they become disabled after only a few years.
[before noun] relating to or intended for disabled people: 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)
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