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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inoperative: a disabled vehicle.
  • adj. Impaired, as in physical functioning: a disabled veteran; disabled children.
  • n. Physically impaired people considered as a group: the physically disabled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made incapable of use or action.
  • adj. Having a disability, especially physical.
  • adj. Legally disqualified.
  • n. Those who are disabled, regarded collectively or as a social group.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. injured so as to be unable to function.
  • adj. unable to function at normal capacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
  • n. people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped

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