Definition of disabled in English:

disabled

Syllabification: dis·a·bled
Pronunciation: /disˈābəld
 
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adjective

  • 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
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    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.
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    • 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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