disable

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dis- +‎ able

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disable (third-person singular simple present disables, present participle , simple past and past participle disabled)

  1. (transitive) To render unable; to take away an ability of.
  2. (chiefly of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.
    Falling off the horse disabled him.
  3. to deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
    The pilot had to disable the autopilot of his airplane.

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Adjective[edit]

disable (comparative more disable, superlative most disable)

  1. (obsolete) Lacking ability; unable.
    • Daniel
      Our disable and unactive force.

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