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disenable

Line breaks: dis|en¦able
Pronunciation: /dɪsɪˈneɪb(ə)l
 
, dɪsɛ-
 
/

Definition of disenable in English:

verb

[with object] rare
Deprive of the ability or capacity to do something: if we can get the communication system, we can possibly disenable their whole force
More example sentences
  • The penalties of the act were, that the printer for the first offence should be disenabled from exercising his respective trade.
  • Sin is like many other distempers, that put the mouth out of taste so as to disenable it from distinguishing good and wholesome food from bad.
  • How you deal with a case where a person disenables themselves by their own conduct so as arguably to remove from themselves the criminal intent that is necessary for the crime.

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