- lacking one or more physical powers, such as the ability to walk or to coordinate one's movements, as from the effects of a disease or accident, or through mental impairment
- (as collective noun; preceded by the): the disabled
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- (used with a pl. v.) persons who are crippled, injured, or incapacitated (usually prec. by the):Ramps have been installed at the entrances to accommodate the disabled.
- disable + -ed2 1625–35