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disable

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈseɪbl/
PERSON 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.Handicap and the disabledInjuring and injuries
EQUIPMENT to stop a piece of equipment from working: The thieves must have disabled the alarm system.Not functioning
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