adjective Date: 1633 incapacitated by illness or injury; also physically or mentally impaired in a way that substantially limits activity especially in relation to employment or education

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  • disabled — Ⅰ. disabled UK US /dɪˈseɪbld/ adjective ► 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • disabled — adj: having a disability Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. disabled I (deprived of leg …   Law dictionary

  • disabled — [dis ābəld] adj. 1. not in proper working order; out of commission [a disabled ship] 2. having a physical or mental disability the disabled those who are physically or mentally disabled; the handicapped …   English World dictionary

  • disabled — adj. 1. injured so as to be unable to function; as, disabled veterans. Syn: hors de combat, out of action. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. unable to function at normal capacity. Syn: handicapped, incapacitated. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disabled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a physical or mental disability. USAGE Disabled is the standard term for people with physical or mental disabilities, and should be used rather than outmoded, now sometimes offensive, terms such as crippled …   English terms dictionary

  • disabled — incapacitated, 1630s, pp. adj. from DISABLE (Cf. disable). Earlier it meant legally disqualified (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disabled — [adj] incapacitated broken down, confined, decrepit, disarmed, hamstrung*, handicapped, helpless, hurt, incapable, infirm, laid up, lame, maimed, out of action*, outof commission*, paralyzed, powerless, rundown, sidelined, stalled, weakened, worn …   New thesaurus

  • disabled — dis|a|bled W3 [dısˈeıbəld] adj 1.) someone who is disabled cannot use a part of their body properly, or cannot learn easily →↑handicapped ▪ a support group for parents of disabled children ▪ a severely disabled polio patient physically/mentally… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • disabled */*/ — UK [dɪsˈeɪb(ə)ld] / US [dɪˈseɪb(ə)ld] adjective Words that avoid giving offence: disabled: Use disabled to describe someone who has a permanent condition, especially a physical one, that limits their activities in some way – for example, a… …   English dictionary

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