Definitions

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  • n. The action of disabling or the state of being disabled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Deprivation of ability; incapacity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Deprivation or want of power; legal impediment;disability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In this model, “most disablement is created by oppressive social systems.”

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2008 » June

  • Brad has little need for any additional life cover at this stage but still has exposure to certain "living risks", such as long-term disablement or a major illness.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Denny Hamlin said fear of long-term disablement in his left knee motivated him to decide on reconstructive surgery sooner rather than later.

    ESPNsoccernet

  • For all of Bush's pursuit of engagement and diplomacy in his second term, he ended up signing-off on a weak-kneed nuclear "disablement" and verification deal that is widely criticized by moderates and hawks from both sides of the Pacific.

    A Vote Heard 'Round The World'

  • In April 2009 North Korea said it was quitting the negotiations and reversing nuclear 'disablement' steps it had agreed to, unhappy with implementation of an initial disarmament agreement reached in 2007.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • In April 2009 North Korea said it was quitting the negotiations and reversing nuclear "disablement" steps it had agreed to.

    IBTimes.com : Top News

  • But last April, North Korea quit the talks and reversed "disablement" steps intended to cripple its chief reactor complex, unhappy with implementation of an initial disarmament agreement reached in 2007.

    London Free Press

  • But in April last year, North Korea quit the talks and reversed "disablement" steps intended to cripple its chief reactor complex, unhappy with implementation of an initial disarmament agreement reached in 2007.

    www.kyivpost.com: News

  • Exactly how did he plan to accomplish this "disablement"?

    Cafferty File

  • The Fuel Fabrication Plant has also undergone some 'disablement'.

    ArmsControlWonk

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