Meaning of “disable” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /dɪˈseɪbl/

If someone is disabled by an illness or injury, it makes it difficult for them to live in the way that most other people do:

[ often passive ] Some children were permanently disabled by the bomb.

to stop a piece of equipment from working:

The thieves must have disabled the alarm system.

(Definition of “disable” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)