Disable

Definition of Disable

Dis`a´ble
a.1.Lacking ability; unable.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Disabled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disabling .]
A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure disables him.
- Jer. Taylor.
And had performed it, if my known offense
Had not disabled me.
- Milton.
I have disabled mine estate.
- Shak.
2.(Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and disables his children to inherit.
- Blackstone.
3.To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.

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