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English definition of “disqualify”

disqualify

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈskwɒlɪfaɪ/
to officially stop someone from being in a competition or doing something because they are not suitable or they have done something wrong: Of the enlistees who signed up last month, 12.3% required waivers for past criminal activity that would have disqualified them for service.be disqualified from sth/doing sth An ex-convict can't be disqualified from public employment based solely on a prior conviction.
disqualification /dɪˌskwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ US   /-ˌskwɑːlə-/ noun [C or U]
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