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disableverb

uk   /dɪˈseɪ.bəl/  us   /dɪˈseɪ.bəl/
  • 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.
  • disable verb (MACHINE)

[T] to stop something such as (part of) a machine, system, or weapon from working: This weapons system will destroy or disable any incoming missile. Disable the alarm system and then enter the building.
disabling
adjective uk   /dɪˈseɪ.blɪŋ/  us   /dɪˈseɪ.blɪŋ/
a disabling illness
(Definition of disable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disableverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈeɪ·bəl/
to make something or someone unable to act in the correct or usual way: Thieves disabled the museum’s alarm system.
(Definition of disable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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disableverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪbl/ IT
to turn off a part of a computer system, or stop it from working in the normal way: To disable a program or device, right-click its listing under the appropriate category and choose 'Disable'.
(Definition of disable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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