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English Dictionary: disabling by the DICT Development Group
2 results for disabling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
    Synonym(s): crippling, disabling, incapacitating
  2. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship"
    Synonym(s): disabling, disqualifying
    Antonym(s): enabling
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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
            disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to
                     A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a
                     wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure
                     disables him.                                    --Jer. Taylor.
                     And had performed it, if my known offense Had not
                     disabled me.                                       --Milton.
                     I have disabled mine estate.               --Shak.
      2. (Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to
            render legally incapable.
                     An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and
                     disables his children to inherit.      --Blackstone.
      3. To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to
            declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to
            undervalue. [Obs.] [bd]He disabled my judgment.[b8]
      Syn: To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate.
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