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disqualify

[ dis-kwol-uh-fahy ]
/ d瑟s藞kw蓲l 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), dis路qual路i路fied, dis路qual路i路fy路ing.
to deprive of qualification or fitness; render unfit; incapacitate.
to deprive of legal, official, or other rights or privileges; declare ineligible or unqualified.
Sports. to deprive of the right to participate in or win a contest because of a violation of the rules.
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Origin of disqualify

First recorded in 1710鈥20; dis-1 + qualify

OTHER WORDS FROM disqualify

dis路qual路i路fi路a路ble, adjectivenon路dis路qual路i路fy路ing, adjectiveun路dis路qual路i路fi路a路ble, adjectiveun路dis路qual路i路fied, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disqualify

disqualified , unqualified
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British Dictionary definitions for disqualify

disqualify
/ (d瑟s藞kw蓲l瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to make unfit or unqualified
to make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
to debar (a player or team) from a sporting contest
to divest or deprive of rights, powers, or privilegesdisqualified from driving

Derived forms of disqualify

disqualifiable, adjectivedisqualification, noundisqualifier, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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