disable

Part of speech: verb

To render incapable of effective action; cripple; impair.

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Usage examples "disable":

  1. The spear is used mostly to wound and disable the camel. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. The little freight boats on this stream cannot do the work they were intended to do, the Dreadnoughts cannot overcome and disable the germs that get on their decks, if they are not kept in the very best condition. - "Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks", May Farinholt-Jones.
  3. To disable one of them flying machines. - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.