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disability

dis·a·bil·i·ty

disability

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs bI lih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: disabilities
definition 1: the condition or state of incapacity, esp. as caused by an injury, congenital defect, illness, or the like.
synonyms:
incapacity
similar words:
complaint, debility, handicap, inability, infirmity
definition 2: that which causes incapacity; handicap.
His hearing disability prevented his taking a teaching job.
synonyms:
handicap
similar words:
affliction, complaint, debility, defect, deformity, disadvantage, impediment, injury
definition 3: the condition or an instance of being legally disqualified or ruled to be incapable.