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

  Disable \Dis*a"ble\, a.
     Lacking ability; unable. [Obs.] "Our disable and unactive
     force." --Daniel.
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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
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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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this
           command on your computer" [syn: disable, disenable,
           incapacitate] [ant: enable]
      2: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident" [syn:
         disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "disable":
     afflict, attenuate, batter, blunt, bugger, castrate, cripple,
     de-energize, debilitate, derange, devitalize, disarm, disenable,
     disorder, drain, emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, hamstring, harm,
     hobble, hors de combat, hospitalize, hurt, immobilize, inactivate,
     incapacitate, indispose, invalid, kibosh, lame, lay up, maim,
     mangle, mar, mutilate, prostrate, put, queer, queer the works,
     reduce, ruin, sabotage, sap, sicken, spike, spoil, unbrace,
     undermine, unfit, unstrengthen, weaken, wing, wreck

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