Definition for disabled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling.
Examples from the Web for disabled
Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind|Elizabeth Heideman|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evidence of their popularity can be seen in the fact that the comments box was disabled.
At the same time, Chubby experienced growing heart troubles, finally becoming too disabled to work in 2004.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One is that the communications systems were disabled by some kind of power failure.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Medicare, the program for the elderly and disabled, lifted its ban on covering sex reassignment surgery earlier this year.
During a hurricane in 1876 on the Banks almost an entire fleet was disabled or lost and 200 men were drowned.The Sea Rovers|Rufus Rockwell Wilson
General Carr made what is known as a supply camp, leaving Penrose's command and some of his own disabled stock therein.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
He will designate a second in command should he be disabled.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Disabled on the night of the 11th, and returned to Guadaloupe.
In this manner, great numbers are disabled and taken at once.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)|Edward Hazen
British Dictionary definitions for disabled (1 of 2)
- 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
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the disabled
British Dictionary definitions for disabled (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for disabled (1 of 2)
"incapacitated," 1630s, past participle adjective from disable. Earlier it meant "legally disqualified" (mid-15c.).