Definition of disable verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disable

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪbl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disable
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪbl//
     
    he / she / it disables
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪblz//
     
    past simple disabled
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪbld//
     
    past participle disabled
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪbld//
     
    -ing form disabling
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈeɪblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈeɪblɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1disable somebody to injure or affect somebody 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 The gunfire could kill or disable the pilot.
  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.
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