- to make ill, especially slightly.
- to put out of the proper condition for something; make unfit: The long tennis match indisposed me for any further physical activity that day.
- to render averse or unwilling; disincline: His anger indisposed him from helping.
Origin of indispose
First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from indisposed
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Related Wordsdismay, disturb, unsettle, bewilder, perturb, unnerve, distract, agitate, decline, develop, acquire, obtain, incur, weaken, hinder, prevent, inhibit, frighten, curb, impede
- to make unwilling or opposed; disincline
- to cause to feel ill
- to make unfit (for something or to do something)
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- To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.
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