Disabled meaning

dĭs-ābəld
The disabled are defined as the group of people with physical or mental difficulties.

An example of the disabled are the people helped by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

noun
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The definition of disabled is not working correctly or someone who isn’t able to do standard physical or mental tasks.

An example of something disabled is a car on the side of the road that isn’t running, called a disabled car.

An example of disabled is a paraplegic who can’t walk, called a disabled person.

adjective
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Physically or mentally impaired people considered as a group.

The physically disabled.

noun
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Impaired, as in physical functioning.

A disabled veteran; disabled children.

adjective
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Having become or having been rendered inoperative.

A disabled vehicle.

adjective
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People with physical or mental impairments, considered as a group.

Rights of the disabled.

noun
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(law) Legally disqualified.
adjective
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Simple past tense and past participle of disable.
verb
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Inoperative.

A disabled vehicle.

adjective
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Made incapable of use or action.
adjective
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Having a disability, especially physical.
adjective
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One who is disabled (often used collectively as the disabled, but sometimes also singular).
noun
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Having a physical or mental disability.
adjective
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Having a disability.

A disabled veteran.

adjective
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Not in proper working order; out of commission.

A disabled ship.

adjective
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the disabled
  • those who are physically or mentally disabled; the handicapped
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the disabled