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Disabled definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISABLED, pp. Deprived of competent power, corporeal or intellectual; rendered incapable; deprived of means.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness [syn: disabled, handicapped] n
1: people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped; "technology to help the elderly and the disabled" [syn: disabled, handicapped]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1633 incapacitated by illness or injury; also physically or mentally impaired in a way that substantially limits activity especially in relation to employment or education

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disable Dis*a"ble (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disabled; p. pr. & vb. n. Disabling.] 1. To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair. A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure disables him. --Jer. Taylor. And had performed it, if my known offense Had not disabled me. --Milton. I have disabled mine estate. --Shak. 2. (Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable. An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and disables his children to inherit. --Blackstone. 3. To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue. [Obs.] ``He disabled my judgment.'' --Shak. Syn: To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is disabled has an illness, injury, or condition that tends to restrict the way that they can live their life, especially by making it difficult for them to move about. ...practical problems encountered by disabled people in the workplace. ADJ People who are disabled are sometimes referred to as the disabled. There are toilet facilities for the disabled. N-PLURAL: the N

Moby Thesaurus

ausgespielt, bad, burned-out, castrated, crippled, damaged, devitalized, disarmed, disqualified, drained, effete, emasculated, enervated, enfeebled, eviscerated, exhausted, fatigued, game, halt, halting, hamstrung, handicapped, harmed, hobbling, hog-tied, impaired, incapacitated, inoperative, invalidated, lame, limping, maimed, paralyzed, played out, prostrate, ruined, run-down, sapped, spavined, spent, used up, wasted, weakened, worn, worn-out


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