plural noun
1. (old-fashioned) (people with a disability) 
Los establecimientos públicos deben tener un aseo adaptado para minusválidos.Public establishments must have a toilet suited to the needs of the disabled.
2. (old-fashioned) (having a disability) 
a. disabled 
En mi clase hay un niño minusválido que viene en silla de ruedas.There is a disabled kid in my class who uses a wheelchair.
b. handicapped (old-fashioned) 
La empresa obtiene ayudas del gobierno si contrata a gente minusválida.The company gets some grant aid if it hires handicapped people.
c. physically handicapped (old-fashioned) (physical) 
Aunque sea minusválida, puede hacer deporte igualmente.She can still do sport even if she is physically handicapped.
d. mentally handicapped (old-fashioned) (mental) 
Mi tío es minusválido y tiene la edad mental de un niño de ocho años.My uncle is mentally handicapped and he has the mental age of an 8-year-old child.
masculine or feminine noun
3. (old-fashioned) (person with a disability) 
En la oficina hemos empleado a un minusválido para ayudar con el correo.We've taken on a disabled person at work to help with the post.
b. handicapped person (old-fashioned) 
Un minusválido tiene derecho a ayuda especial en estaciones de tren y aeropuertos.A handicapped person is entitled to special help at train stations and airports.
1. (general) 
a. disabled, handicapped 
2. (general) 
a. disabled o handicapped person 
minusválidoa minusválida
(físico) physically handicapped; physically disabled; (psíquico) mentally handicapped; mentally disabled;
disabled person; handicapped person
los minusválidos the disabled
minusválido/a físico/a physically handicapped person; physically disabled person
minusválido/a psíquico/a mentally handicapped person; mentally disabled person
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