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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.

disabling

(dɪˈseɪbəlɪŋ)
adj
1. (Medicine) causing disability or an inability to do something: skin ulcers which are disfiguring and sometimes disabling.
2. (Social Welfare) causing disability or an inability to do something: skin ulcers which are disfiguring and sometimes disabling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disabling - that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
2.disabling - depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship"
enabling - providing legal power or sanction; "an enabling resolution"; "enabling power"
Translations

disabling

[dɪˈseɪbəlɪŋ] adj [injury, condition] → handicapant(e)

disabling

adj incapacitante, discapacitante
References in classic literature ?
If affection lead a man to favor the less worthy in desert, let him do it, without depraving or disabling the better deserver.
The black's next shot was more accurate, striking my flier full upon the prow and exploding with the instant of contact, ripping wide open the bow buoyancy tanks and disabling the engine.
Under the process-of-nature rule for policy provisions requiring disability within a certain time frame ("immediately," "from the date of the accident," or "within 90 days"), the onset of disability relates back to the time of the accident (if the disabling injury arises directly from the accident during the course of nature).
In chapter 6, Branson and Miller discuss the interconnection between disabling deaf people and the eugenics movement of the late nineteenth-century.
Counselors are encouraged to assess how vocational handicaps secondary to a disabling problem can affect a client over his or her "worklife" and to adopt a life-span approach to career decision making of people with disabilities.
Some damage can exist also at the higher levels but this is not as prevalent as at the more provocative and disabling levels.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin Myrna Cohen, who has worked for years in shopping center management, was stricken with a disabling neurological condition that left her in a wheelchair.
Disabling conditions frequently are associated with severe oral disease and dysfunction of the craniofacial complex.