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tr.v. dis·en·a·bled, dis·en·a·bling, dis·en·a·bles
To make unable or incapable; prevent.
(tr) to cause to become incapable; prevent
Past participle: disenabled
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|Verb||1.||disenable - 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"