Definition of 'disable'
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Example sentences containing 'disable'
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The drug works by disabling the defence mechanisms of cancer cells. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He researched how to disable crucial security systems. The Sun (2011)The police disabled the device and the fines continued. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They made off with their multimillion-pound haul after disabling the alarm system at the property. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ask anyone who has got rid of disabling chronic illness by avoiding milk or some other common food and they will tell you about food allergies. The Allergy Handbook (1988)The ageing gang had to clamber down a lift shaft to access the vault while Basil disabled the alarm and other electrics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is possible to disable these systems, but given the amount of power available, it is not recommended for most motorists. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or else I can't disable the alarm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. disable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'disable'
British English: disable VERB
If an injury or illness disables someone, it affects them so badly that it restricts the way that they can live their life.
She did all this tendon damage and it really disabled her.
Definition of disable from the Collins English Dictionary
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