Disable

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Definition

to disable (someone), (a machine): to cripple, to handicap, to incapacitate (someone); to deactivate (a machine), to stop (a machine) from working
verb
My grandfather was disabled in the war.

disabled: handicapped, helpless, incapacitated
adjective
Luna volunteers at a home for disabled children during the holidays. The children who live there all have some physical disability.

(a) disabled (driver): (a) handicapped (motorist)
adjective

Examples

  • "Bruno : We've had equal rights for black people, Spanish-Americans, women, the disabled, gays, even disabled gays."
  • "(This function was disabled after an embarrassing incident involving CFO, Icarus Quincy)."
  • "I spoke with you last week about a disabled server we sent to you guys."

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