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abled

[ ey-buhld ]
/ ˈeɪ bəld /
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adjective
noting or relating to a person unaffected by physical, mental, or cognitive impairment; nondisabled: I don’t think abled folks realize how inaccessible basic infrastructure is.
Rare. noting or relating to a disabled person who uses assistive technology or accommodations that make education, jobs, or other activities accessible to them: Teachers and institutions need to understand that if tools are provided to children with disabilities, they will become abled individuals in society.
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Origin of abled

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from disabled
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British Dictionary definitions for abled

abled
/ (ˈeɪbəld) /

adjective
having a range of physical powers as specified (esp in the phrases less abled, differently abled)
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