What does disable mean?

Definitions for disable
dɪsˈeɪ bəldis·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disable, disenable, incapacitate(verb)

    make unable to perform a certain action

    "disable this command on your computer"

  2. disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap(verb)

    injure permanently

    "He was disabled in a car accident"


  1. disable(Verb)

    To render unable; to take away an ability of.

  2. disable(Verb)

    To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.

    Falling off the horse disabled him.

  3. disable(Verb)

    to deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.

    The pilot had to disable the autopilot of his airplane.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disable(adj)

    lacking ability; unable

  2. Disable(verb)

    to render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair

  3. Disable(verb)

    to deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable

  4. Disable(verb)

    to deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disable

    dis-ā′bl, v.t. to deprive of power: to weaken: to disqualify.—ns. Disā′blement, Disabil′ity, want of power; want of legal qualification: disqualification.

How to pronounce disable?

  1. Alex
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How to say disable in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of disable in a Sentence

  1. Greg Austin:

    It's clear United States policy to develop the cyber capability to disable enemy ballistic missiles.

  2. Yehuda Afek:

    The attack in 2016 used over 1M [1 million] IoT [Internet of Things] devices, whereas here we see the same impact with only a few hundred, we are talking about a major amplification, a major cyberattack that could disable critical parts of the Internet.

  3. Charles Mathias:

    This could degrade or disable communications on both systems, causing either both to function improperly or stop functioning altogether.

  4. Former Lt. Col Rick Francona:

    The vessels themselves may be of interest, but they certainly are not classified, in terms of the electronics the sailors could easily disable the electronic and classified information with a few key strokes.

  5. Yehuda Afek:

    We are talking about a major amplification, a major cyberattack that could disable critical parts of the Internet.

Images & Illustrations of disable

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  • تعطيلArabic
  • правя неспособен, изключвамBulgarian
  • deaktivieren, außerstande setzen, außer Stand setzen, außer Stande setzen, abschalten, behindern, außerstand setzenGerman
  • incapacitar, discapacitar, desactivar, inutilizar, mutilarSpanish
  • lukustama, sandistama, halvamaEstonian
  • tehdä, kytkeä, lamauttaa, vammauttaaFinnish
  • अक्षम करेंHindi
  • disattivare, disabilitareItalian
  • 無効, 無力化Japanese
  • onmogelijk maken, uitschakelen, deactiverenDutch
  • gjøre funksjonshemmet, passivisere, utmanøvrere, funksjonshemme, sette ut av stand til, deaktivereNorwegian
  • wyłączyćPolish
  • incapacitar, desabilitar, desligar, desativar, aleijarPortuguese
  • отключить, калечить, отключать, покалечить, деактивировать, [[делать]] [[неспособныйRussian
  • avaktivera, sätta ur stånd, deaktiveraSwedish

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