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Definition of disable verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disable
    he / she / it disables
    past simple disabled
    -ing form disabling
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  1. 1disable somebody to injure or affect someone permanently so that, for example, they cannot walk or cannot use a part of their body He was disabled in a car accident. a disabling condition
  2. 2disable something to make something unable to work so that it cannot be used The burglars gained entry to the building after disabling the alarm.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disable