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 for Disabling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  disabling \disabling\ adj.
     1. causing or having caused disability; rendering disabled;
        as, disabling injury.
  
     Syn: crippling, incapacitating.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified;
        as, certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for
        citizenship. enabling
  
     Syn: disqualifying.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disabling
      adj 1: that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling
             injury" [syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating]
      2: depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified;
         "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for
         citizenship" [syn: disabling, disqualifying] [ant:
         enabling]

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