- 1(Of a disease, injury, or accident) limit (someone) in their movements, senses, or activities: it’s an injury that could disable somebody for life (as adjective disabling) a progressively disabling diseaseMore example sentences
- I know how it feels to be disabled by this disease.
- There are currently around 400,000 sufferers in the UK, many of whom are disabled by the disease and unable to work.
- But how did he see it that clearly when his own daughter has been disabled by the disease?
- 1.1Put out of action: the raiders tried to disable the alarm systemMore example sentences
- At midnight on Halloween 1989, his agents picked 13 locks and disabled two alarm systems to plant a bug in the Gambino offices.
- But in a break-in at the weekend thieves forced open a toilet window, disabled the alarm system and put plastic bags over the CCTV cameras.
- They disabled an alarm system at a store by cutting through live wires at a Telecom junction box which put thousands of phones in the region out of action.
- 1.2(Of an action or circumstance) prevent or discourage (someone) from doing something: their choice disables them from pursuing certain avenuesMore example sentences
- This rule seems to disable the demonstrations in the Meteors before they get under way.
- Her own response illustrates the power of a dominant discourse to effectively disable her reading of a review recommending important work in basic writing scholarship.
- This, in turn, causes Google Adwords to automatically disable the affected campaign keywords and prevent ads from being displayed.
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- Lydia has not been part of their growing years, nor has she been able to talk to them about congenital gender disablement and answer their questions about the condition.
- In those circumstances, therefore, I am not satisfied that the disablement, albeit being physical infirmity or illness, did not arise directly or indirectly from a condition which first came into existence after 28 July.
- These disablements can result in loss of gene function at the transcription or translation level since the sequence no longer results in the production of a protein.