- (British) IPA: [dɪsˈeɪbəɫ]
disable (disables, present participle disabling; past and past participle disabled)
- (transitive) To render unable; to take away an ability of, as by crippling.
- (chiefly, of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.
- Falling off the horse disabled him.
- (chiefly, electronics, computing) To deactivate, to make inoperational (especially of a function of an electronic or mechanical device).
- The pilot had to disable the autopilot of his airplane.
- German: außerstand setzen, außerstande setzen, außer Stand setzen, außer Stande setzen
- Italian: disabilitare
- Portuguese: desabilitar
- Russian: де́лать неспособный
- Spanish: inutilizar
- German: behindern
- Portuguese: aleijar, incapacitar
- Russian: кале́чить
- Spanish: incapacitar, discapacitar, mutilar
- German: deaktivieren, abschalten
- Italian: disattivare, disabilitare
- Portuguese: desabilitar, desativar, desligar
- Russian: деактиви́ровать
- Spanish: desactivar, deshabilitar
- (obsolete) Lacking ability; unable.
- Our disable and unactive force.