- To disable is defined as to make something not work that was working before, or to injure someone in a way that makes them unable to do something.
- An example of disable is to stop a car from running by disconnecting the battery cables.
- An example of disable is for a horse to buck a rider causing the rider to lose the use of his legs.
disable definition by Webster's New World
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- disablement noun
disable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling, dis·a·bles
- To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
- Law To render legally disqualified.
- dis·aˈble·ment noun
- dis·aˈbling adjective
- dis·aˈbling·ly adverb