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disable in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisabledis‧a‧ble /dɪsˈeɪbəl/ verb [transitive]  1 MIDISABLEDto make someone unable to use a part of their body properly Carter was permanently disabled in the war. Grammar Disable is usually passive in this meaning.2 DESTROYBREAKto deliberately make a machine or piece of equipment impossible to use The virus will disable your computer.disablement noun [countable, uncountable]disabling adjective a disabling injury→ See Verb table
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disableThe tank's navigational system had been disabled during a grenade attack.Don had been permanently disabled in a car accident.First, there was the groin strain that put him on the disabled list from April 28-May 12.The robbers had disabled the bank's security system.Somehow, the robbers were able to disable the gallery's alarm system.Car-owners disable their vehicles every time they park.