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disable

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Related topics: Illness & disability
disabledis‧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
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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.
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Verb table
disable
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisable
he, she, itdisables
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisabled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disabled
he, she, ithas disabled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disabled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disable
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disabled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disabling
he, she, itis disabling
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you, we, theyare disabling
Past
I, he, she, itwas disabling
you, we, theywere disabling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disabling
he, she, ithas been disabling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disabling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disabling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disabling
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