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disabling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disable  \Dis*a"ble\  (?;  277),  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  weaken;  unfit;  disqualify;  incapacitate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disabling 
  adj  1:  that  cripples  or  disables  or  incapacitates;  "a  crippling 
  injury"  [syn:  {crippling},  {incapacitating}] 
  2:  depriving  of  legal  right  rendering  legally  disqualified; 
  "certain  disabling  restrictions  disqualified  him  for 
  citizenship"  [syn:  {disqualifying}]  [ant:  {enabling}] 




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