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wheelchairwheel‧chair /ˈwiːltʃeə $ -tʃer/ ●●○ noun [countable]  wheelchair.jpg MHa chair with wheels, used by people who cannot walkin a wheelchair He’ll be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Lynn has been confined to a wheelchair (=has had to use a wheelchair) for the last year. special parking for wheelchair users
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wheelchairOne night a man showed up in a wheelchair.Despite being restricted to a wheelchair he retains his cheerfulness and was always at Hove when Sussex played Warwickshire.His wheelchair and other equipment, purchased from donations to the rehab center, cost $ 1,175.Funds are also needed to provide wheelchairs and synthesizers.He lolls back against the wheelchair.He gingerly lifted himself out of the wheelchair.Paul is handcuffed to the wheelchair.in a wheelchairBut being in a wheelchair doesn't stop them having fun - or falling for the leading man.Some came in wheelchairs or on crutches.Mr Taylor arrived at Heathrow in a wheelchair to be greeted by organisers and his girlfriend Veruschka Hoffman.A dummy made of a diving suit, sitting in a wheelchair and wrapped with cloth was stuck with safety pins.Replace it with a picture of an elderly woman in a wheelchair desiring relief from chronic pain.
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