Disable meaning

dĭs-ābəl
To render legally incapable of performing an act.
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To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
verb
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To make unable, unfit, or ineffective; cripple; incapacitate.
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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.

verb
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(obsolete) Lacking ability; unable.
adjective
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To make (a device, a software function, etc.) inactive.
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To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
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To turn off; deactivate. See disabled.
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To render unable; to take away an ability of.
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(chiefly of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.

Falling off the horse disabled him.

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To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.

The pilot had to disable the autopilot of his airplane.

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To make legally incapable; disqualify legally.
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Origin of disable

  • dis- +‎ able

    From Wiktionary