Definition of able-bodied in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌābəlˈbädēd/


Fit, strong, and healthy; not physically disabled: he was the only able-bodied man on the farm
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  • They showed no real differences between the physically disabled and able-bodied athletes.
  • The vessel is designed to enable able-bodied and physically disabled people to experience the adventure of off-shore sailing.
  • A new project - Crank it Up - wants to see more able-bodied and disabled people enjoying the benefits of cycling.
healthy, fit, in good health, robust, strong, sound, sturdy, vigorous, hardy, hale and hearty, athletic, muscular, strapping, burly, brawny, lusty;
in good shape, in good trim, in fine fettle, fighting fit, as fit as a fiddle
informal husky
dated stalwart

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Syllabification: a·ble-bod·ied

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