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verb (used with object), in·dis·posed, in·dis·pos·ing.
  1. to make ill, especially slightly.
  2. to put out of the proper condition for something; make unfit: The long tennis match indisposed me for any further physical activity that day.
  3. to render averse or unwilling; disincline: His anger indisposed him from helping.

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. 2018

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verb (tr)
  1. to make unwilling or opposed; disincline
  2. to cause to feel ill
  3. to make unfit (for something or to do something)
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indispose in Medicine


  1. To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.
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