[ in-di-spohz ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈspoʊz /

verb (used with object), in·dis·posed, in·dis·pos·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. indiscriminating,
  2. indiscrimination,
  3. indiscussible,
  4. indispensability,
  5. indispensable,
  6. indisposed,
  7. indisposition,
  8. indisputable,
  9. indissolubility,
  10. indissoluble

Origin of indispose

First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from indisposed

Related formspre·in·dis·pose, verb (used with object), pre·in·dis·posed, pre·in·dis·pos·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for in-dispose


/ (ˌɪndɪˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

to make unwilling or opposed; disincline
to cause to feel ill
to make unfit (for something or to do something)
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Medicine definitions for in-dispose


[ ĭn′dĭ-spōz ]


To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.

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