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disabled

  

      adj  
a    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  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the disabled     
The use of the disabled, the blind, etc. can be offensive and should be avoided. Instead one should talk about disabled people, blind people, etc.  


registered disabled  
      adj     (Social welfare)     (in Britain)  
1    (of a handicapped person) on a local authority register under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970  
2    on a register kept by the Manpower Services Commission for employment purposes, and holding a green identity card, thus qualifying for special services,   (Also called)    registered handicapped      See also       green card       3       handicap register  
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disabled

  
  
bedridden, crippled, handicapped, incapacitated, infirm, lame, maimed, mangled, mutilated, paralysed, weak, weakened, wrecked  
  
Antonyms     
   able-bodied, fit, hale, healthy, hearty, robust, sound, strong, sturdy  

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