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adjective disabled pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈeɪb(ə)ld/
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  1. 1
    someone who is disabled is unable to use part of their body or brain properly because of injury or disease
    severely disabled (=unable to move most of your body):

    A motorcycling accident had left her severely disabled.

  2. 2

    the disabled

    people who are disabled. Some people consider this word offensive and prefer to use the expressionpeople with disabilities.


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