One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deprive of the ability or capacity to do something.‘if we can get the communication system, we can possibly disenable their whole force’
put out of action, disable, prevent from moving, prevent from working, make inoperative, render inactive, inactivate, deactivate, paralyse, crippleView synonyms
- ‘He claims the lack of leadership in the business and political world is due to an obsession with populism, which is disenabling the whole system.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Government found itself in a compromised position which has disenabled it from enforcing tough methods to rid society of these notorious law-breakers.’
- ‘The penalties of the act were, that the printer for the first offence should be disenabled from exercising his respective trade.’
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