American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
- v. Law To render legally disqualified.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render unable; deprive of ability, physical, mental, or legal; weaken or destroy the capability of; cripple or incapacitate: as, a ship is disabled by a storm or a battle; a race-horse is disabled by lameness; loss of memory disables a teacher.
- To impair; diminish; impoverish.
- To pronounce incapable; hence, to detract from; disparage; undervalue.
- Synonyms To cripple, paralyze, enfeeble, unfit, disqualify.
- Wanting ability; incompetent.
- v. transitive To render unable; to take away an ability of.
- v. To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.
- v. to deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Lacking ability; unable.
- v. 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 impair.
- v. (Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
- v. obsolete To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.
- v. injure permanently
- v. make unable to perform a certain action
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