Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of disable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing or having caused disability; rendering disabled.
  • adj. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified.

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

  • adj. that cripples or disables or incapacitates
  • adj. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified

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Examples

  • These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

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  • Asbell stresses that the condition does not have any known long-term disabling effects and says calling it a "syndrome" may be a tad over the top.

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  • EPILEPSY CENTER: Well, although in approximately one-third of cases, this seizure disorder, or epilepsy, can be a long-term disabling condition.

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  • This includes programs to alert elders of such chronic long-term disabling conditions as osteoporosis, diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease.

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  • If there are plugins you never use there is no harm in disabling them, on the off chance you do need them while working in Photoshop they’ll be loaded then.

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  • As such attacks are becoming more common, I don’t believe anybody will be surprised if a coming attack succeeds in disabling all root nameservers simultaneously.

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  • I don't think the idea of disabling your enemy's communications is right or wrong.

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  • GUPTA: It's called disabling spazticity, affecting as many as four in ten stoke survivors.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2007

  • Our hope is that they can agree on some disabling measures that are, first of all, meet the definition of disabling, which is to make it very difficult to bring a facility back online.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2007

  • Our hope is that they can agree on some disabling measures that are, first of all, meet the definition of disabling, which is to make it very difficult to bring a facility back on line.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2007

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