Definition of disable :
1. Lacking ability; unable.
2. To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
3. To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.
4. 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.
disable (part of speech: verb)
hamper, invalidate, deaden, tamper, dull, hobble, benumb, neutralize, cripple, weaken, abrogate, hinder, botch, cramp, undermine, scotch, hamstring, vitiate, incapacitate, prostrate, handicap, sap, impair, anesthetize, enfeeble, disarm, screw up, stun, paralyze, lame, stupefy
weaken (part of speech: verb)
- To disable the pilot of the opposing aeroplane will be the first object.
- He was face to face with taking a man's life or surrendering his own, and he knew the life must be taken in such a way as instantly to disable its possessor. - "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
- My chief regret is that Hilland's wound did not disable him wholly from further service in the field. - "His Sombre Rivals", E. P. Roe.