Disable Dis*a"ble, a. Lacking ability; unable. [Obs.] ``Our disable and unactive force.'' --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

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  • disable — adj. (Québec) Fam. C est pas disable: c est extraordinaire. C est pas disable comme il est beau! …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • disable — UK US /dɪˈseɪbl/ verb [T] IT ► to turn off a part of a computer system, or stop it from working in the normal way: »To disable a program or device, right click its listing under the appropriate category and choose Disable …   Financial and business terms

  • disable — dis·able vt dis·abled, dis·abl·ing 1: to deprive of legal right, qualification, or capacity 2: to make incapable or ineffective; specif: to cause to have a disability dis·able·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Disable — Dis*a ble (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disabled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disabling}.] 1. To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disable — mid 15c., from DIS (Cf. dis ) do the opposite of + ablen (v.) to make fit (see ABLE (Cf. able)). Related: DISABLED (Cf. Disabled); disabling. Earlier in the same sense was unable (v.) make unfit, render unsuitable (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disable — cripple, undermine, *weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, sap Analogous words: *injure, damage, harm, hurt, impair, mar, spoil: *maim, mutilate, mangle, batter: *ruin, wreck Antonyms: rehabilitate (a disabled person) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disable — [v] render inoperative; cripple attenuate, batter, blunt, damage, debilitate, disarm, disenable, disqualify, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, hamstring*, handicap, harm, hock*, hogtie*, hurt, immobilize, impair, incapacitate, invalidate, kibosh*,… …   New thesaurus

  • disable — ► VERB 1) (of a disease, injury, or accident) limit (someone) in their movements, senses, or activities. 2) put out of action. DERIVATIVES disablement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disable — [dis ā′bəl, dis′ā′bəl] vt. disabled, disabling 1. to make unable, unfit, or ineffective; cripple; incapacitate 2. to make legally incapable; disqualify legally SYN. MAIM disablement n …   English World dictionary

  • disable — UK [dɪsˈeɪb(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disable : present tense I/you/we/they disable he/she/it disables present participle disabling past tense disabled past participle disabled 1) to stop a machine or piece of equipment from working… …   English dictionary

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