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disabled (adj.)

"incapacitated," 1630s, past-participle adjective from disable. Earlier it meant "legally disqualified" (mid-15c.).

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Definitions of disabled
1
disabled (n.)
people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped;
technology to help the elderly and the disabled
Synonyms: handicapped
2
disabled (adj.)
having restricted mental or physical functioning as a consequence of injury or illness;
Synonyms: handicapped
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