verb (used with object), dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disabledis·a·ble·ment, noundis·a·bler, noun
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When the researchers experimentally disabled a host’s FT gene, dodders no longer flowered.This parasitic plant eavesdrops on its host to know when to flower|Jonathan Lambert|September 4, 2020|Science News
Power down your laptop, Socrates urges, disable Slack, and talk.The business advice Socrates would give if he wrote a management book today|jakemeth|August 25, 2020|Fortune
For starters, disabling NANOS2 does not definitively prevent the surrogate bull from producing some of its own sperm.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
The bacteria then use Cas9 to cut the DNA apart, which disables the virus.A Renaissance of Genomics and Drugs Is Extending Human Longevity|Peter H. Diamandis, MD|June 26, 2020|Singularity Hub
Even though disabling the Google search box might sound like a bizarre idea, I recommend considering this in particular cases.Eight great tips for internal site search optimization|Marco Bonomo|June 18, 2020|Search Engine Watch
This would seem to refute the new report that the captain alone would have been able to disable all the systems.
Her first move was to disable the “retweet cartels,” a setup that automatically retweets from preprogrammed users or hashtags.The Champagne Tranarchist Who Hijacked Occupy’s Twitter Feed|Nina Strochlic|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Mali, we have to keep working with partners to disrupt and disable these networks.
Once you enslave a computer to do what you want, you disable it for real love.
It's true that if Republicans continue to disable themselves, Democrats have more freedom to indulge their progressive instincts.
This was just what Rod wanted them to think; it would allow Josh the chance he needed to disable the car in some way or other.The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line|Ralph Marlow
I must disable this machinery and give the tug a chance to escape.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
But in these conflicts sufficiently severe blows were given to disable the competitors.After London|Richard Jefferies
The swellings at his knees alone were sufficient to disable him from walking.
He reported that Mr. Pennant's wound was slight, and did not disable him.Stand By The Union|Oliver Optic