Definition of disabled in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisˈāb(ə)ld/


1(Of a person) having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities: facilities for disabled people (as plural noun the disabled) the needs of the disabled
More example sentences
  • But the Government says it has brought forward a raft of equality legislation and has pumped record funds into the improving conditions for disabled people.
  • Tory Euro-MPs say over-prescriptive details will make it more expensive for manufacturers to comply with the worthy goal of improving bus conditions for disabled people.
  • They began the project, based in Charnley Street, Mill Hill, after seeing first-hand the lack of activity provision for disabled children.
handicapped, incapacitated;
debilitated, infirm, out of action;
crippled, lame, paralyzed, immobilized, bedridden, paraplegic, quadriplegic, in a wheelchair
euphemistic physically challenged, differently abled
1.1(Of an activity, organization, or facility) specifically designed for or relating to people with a physical or mental disability.
Example sentences
  • The building has also been specially designed for disabled access.
  • The new law will require all providers of goods and services to make reasonable physical adjustments to enable disabled access.
  • When the Steam Museum was being built I, with others, spent many hours working at Empire House on the design of disabled and walking wounded lavatories.

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Syllabification: dis·a·bled

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