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dis·a·ble

 (dĭs-ā′bəl)
tr.v. dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling, dis·a·bles
1. To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
2. Law To render legally incapable of performing an act.

dis·a′ble·ment n.
dis·a′bling adj.
dis·a′bling·ly adv.

disable

(dɪsˈeɪbəl)
vb (tr)
1. to make ineffective, unfit, or incapable, as by crippling
2. (Law) to make or pronounce legally incapable
3. (Electronics) to switch off (an electronic device)
disˈablement n

dis•a•ble

(dɪsˈeɪ bəl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to make unable or unfit; weaken or destroy the capability of; cripple.
2. to make legally incapable; disqualify.
[1475–85]
dis•a′ble•ment, n.
dis•a′bler, n.

disable


Past participle: disabled
Gerund: disabling

Imperative
disable
disable
Present
I disable
you disable
he/she/it disables
we disable
you disable
they disable
Preterite
I disabled
you disabled
he/she/it disabled
we disabled
you disabled
they disabled
Present Continuous
I am disabling
you are disabling
he/she/it is disabling
we are disabling
you are disabling
they are disabling
Present Perfect
I have disabled
you have disabled
he/she/it has disabled
we have disabled
you have disabled
they have disabled
Past Continuous
I was disabling
you were disabling
he/she/it was disabling
we were disabling
you were disabling
they were disabling
Past Perfect
I had disabled
you had disabled
he/she/it had disabled
we had disabled
you had disabled
they had disabled
Future
I will disable
you will disable
he/she/it will disable
we will disable
you will disable
they will disable
Future Perfect
I will have disabled
you will have disabled
he/she/it will have disabled
we will have disabled
you will have disabled
they will have disabled
Future Continuous
I will be disabling
you will be disabling
he/she/it will be disabling
we will be disabling
you will be disabling
they will be disabling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disabling
you have been disabling
he/she/it has been disabling
we have been disabling
you have been disabling
they have been disabling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disabling
you will have been disabling
he/she/it will have been disabling
we will have been disabling
you will have been disabling
they will have been disabling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disabling
you had been disabling
he/she/it had been disabling
we had been disabling
you had been disabling
they had been disabling
Conditional
I would disable
you would disable
he/she/it would disable
we would disable
you would disable
they would disable
Past Conditional
I would have disabled
you would have disabled
he/she/it would have disabled
we would have disabled
you would have disabled
they would have disabled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disable - make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
lay up - disable or confine, as with an illness; "She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks"
nobble - disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses"
pinion - cut the wings off (of birds)
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
2.disable - injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
hock - disable by cutting the hock

disable

verb
2. deactivate, disarm, defuse, make safe You need to disable the car alarm.

disable

verb
1. To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
2. To make incapable, as of doing a job:
Translations
يُعْجِزُ، يُفْقِدُ الأهْلِيَّه
zmrzačit
handicappeinvalidere
halvamalukustamasandistama
kytkeälamauttaatehdävammauttaa
munkaképtelenné tesz
gera óhæfan
無力化する無効にする
invalidumo pensijaluošassuluošinimas
sakropļot
deactiverenonmogelijk makenuitschakelen

disable

[dɪsˈeɪbl] VT
1. (= cripple) [+ person] → dejar inválido
2. (= make unfit for use) [+ tank, gun, device] → inutilizar
3. (= disqualify) → incapacitar, inhabilitar (for para)

disable

[dɪˈseɪbəl] vt
[+ person] [illness, accident] → rendre infirme, laisser infirme
disabled by arthritis → handicapé(e) par l'arthrite
[+ tank, gun] → mettre hors d'action
[+ system, mechanism] → désactiver

disable

vt
tank, gununbrauchbar machen; shipkampfunfähig machen
(Jur: = make incapable) → rechtsunfähig machen
(esp Comput) → ausschalten; control boxdeaktivieren

disable

[dɪsˈeɪbl] vt (subj, illness, accident) → rendere invalido/a; (tank, gun) → mettere fuori uso (Law) (disqualify) → rendere inabile

disable

(disˈeibl) verb
to reduce the ability or strength of; to cripple. He was disabled during the war.
disability (disəˈbiləti) plural disaˈbilities noun
something which disables. He has a disability which prevents him from walking very far.
ˈdisability payment noun
an amount of money regularly paid by the government to disabled people.
disˈabled adjective
lacking ability or strength; crippled. a disabled soldier.
disˈablement noun
References in classic literature ?
That would disable him; but he has one knee, and good part of the other left, you know.
Monsieur your friend (pardon for not calling him by the honorable name which no doubt he bears, but we do not know that name), Monsieur your friend, having disabled two men with his pistols, retreated fighting with his sword, with which he disable one of my men, and stunned me with a blow of the flat side of it.
To strike at him on any of these occasions would be to fell and disable him, but the pursuer cannot resolve to do that, and so the grimly ridiculous pursuit continues.

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