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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·able /dɪˈsebəl, dɪˈze-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·able /dɪsˈebəl, dɪz-/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 使失效; 去能 DSBL

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·a·ble a. Lacking ability; unable. [Obs.] “Our disable and unactive force.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·a·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disabled p. pr. & vb. n. Disabling ]
 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.
    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. [Obs.] “He disabled my judgment.”
 Syn: -- To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this
           command on your computer" [syn: disenable, incapacitate]
           [ant: enable]
      2: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
         [syn: invalid, incapacitate, handicap]