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disableverb

uk   us   /dɪˈseɪ.bl̩/

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   us   /-blɪŋ/
a disabling illness
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