how to pronounce disabled


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disabled is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of disabled in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… unit on the press plane was disabled by …”

meanings of disabled


  1. Made incapable of use or action.
  2. Legally disqualified.
  3. Having a disability.


  1. One who is disabled. (often used collectively as the disabled, but sometimes also singular).


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of disable.

disabled frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word disabled occurs in english on average 9.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with disabled


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