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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY


disabled

adjective
     
dis‧a‧bled W3
1MI someone who is disabled cannot use a part of their body properly, or cannot learn easily [↪ handicapped]:
a support group for parents of disabled children
a severely disabled polio patient
physically/mentally disabled
If you are elderly or physically disabled, massage can be beneficial.
teachers who work with learning disabled children (=children who have problems learning)
disabled parking/toilet/access etc (=for physically disabled people)
2

the disabled

MI [plural] people who are disabled:
The theatre has good access for the disabled.
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