the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

reading disability


hearing impairment

Syn: ↑disability, ↑handicap, ↑impairment
Derivationally related forms: ↑handicap (for: ↑handicap), ↑disable, ↑disabled (for: ↑disability)
Hypernyms: ↑unfitness, ↑softness

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