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English definition of “disable”

disable

verb uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩/ us  

disable verb (PERSON)

[T often passive] to cause someone to have an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for them to do the things that other people do: She was disabled in the accident.Injuring and injuriesNot functioning

disable verb (MACHINE)

[T] to stop something such as (part of) a machine, system, or weapon from working: These guns will destroy or disable any incoming missile. Disable the alarm system and then enter the building.Handicap and the disabledInjuring and injuriesNot functioning
disabling
adjective uk   /-blɪŋ/ us  
a disabling illnessSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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