disqualify

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From dis- +‎ qualify

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disqualify (third-person singular simple present disqualifies, present participle disqualifying, simple past and past participle disqualified)

  1. (transitive) To make ineligible for something.
    My age disqualifies me for the position.
  2. (transitive) To exclude from consideration by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.
    The athlete was disqualified after performance-enhancing drugs were found in his hotel room.

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