Disable

Dis*a"ble

(?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disabled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disabling (?).] 1. 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.
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A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure disables him.
Jer. Taylor.
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And had performed it, if my known offense
Had not disabled me.
Milton.
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I have disabled mine estate.
Shak.
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2. (Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
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An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and disables his children to inherit.
Blackstone.
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3. To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue. [Obs.] "He disabled my judgment." Shak.

Syn. -- To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate.
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