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Definition of able-bodied adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



NAmE//ˌeɪbl ˈbɑdid//
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physically healthy, fit, and strong in contrast to someone who is weak or disabled Military service is compulsory for every able-bodied male between 18 and 27. Disabled and able-bodied children can enroll in the sports program.
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