[ 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.
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Words nearby indispose
Origin of indispose
First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from indisposed
OTHER WORDS FROM indisposepre·in·dis·pose, verb (used with object), pre·in·dis·posed, pre·in·dis·pos·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-dispose
/ (ˌɪndɪˈspəʊz) /
to make unwilling or opposed; disincline
to cause to feel ill
to make unfit (for something or to do something)
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Medical definitions for in-dispose
[ ĭn′dĭ-spōz′ ]
To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.
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