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"enabler" in British English

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enablernoun [C]

uk   /ɪˈneɪ.blər/  us   /-blɚ/
something or someone that makes it ​possible for a ​particular thing to ​happen or be done: Information ​technology is an enabler, but not the ​wholesolution. specialized psychology someone who ​allows or makes it ​possible for another ​person to ​behave in a way that ​damages that ​person: He ​accepts his ​responsibility as the enabler of many of his wife's ​problems.
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