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synonyms for disable

  • damage
  • debilitate
  • exhaust
  • handicap
  • harm
  • hurt
  • immobilize
  • impair
  • incapacitate
  • knock out
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • paralyze
  • ruin
  • shatter
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • wreck
  • attenuate
  • batter
  • blunt
  • disarm
  • disenable
  • disqualify
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • hamstring
  • hock
  • invalidate
  • kibosh
  • mar
  • muzzle
  • pinion
  • prostrate
  • sabotage
  • sap
  • spoil
  • total
  • unbrace
  • unfit
  • hogtie
  • put out of action
  • render incapable
  • shoot down
  • take out
  • throw monkey wrench in
  • unstrengthen
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antonyms for disable

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  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • build
  • create
  • cure
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • invigorate
  • mend
  • mobilize
  • repair
  • strengthen
  • increase
  • permit
  • enable
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How to use disable in a sentence

When the researchers experimentally disabled a host’s FT gene, dodders no longer flowered.
THIS PARASITIC PLANT EAVESDROPS ON ITS HOST TO KNOW WHEN TO FLOWERJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Power down your laptop, Socrates urges, disable Slack, and talk.
THE BUSINESS ADVICE SOCRATES WOULD GIVE IF HE WROTE A MANAGEMENT BOOK TODAYJAKEMETHAUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
For starters, disabling NANOS2 does not definitively prevent the surrogate bull from producing some of its own sperm.
BIOTECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE THE CATTLE INDUSTRY. WILL IT SUCCEED?DYLLAN FURNESSAUGUST 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
The bacteria then use Cas9 to cut the DNA apart, which disables the virus.
A RENAISSANCE OF GENOMICS AND DRUGS IS EXTENDING HUMAN LONGEVITYPETER H. DIAMANDIS, MDJUNE 26, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Even though disabling the Google search box might sound like a bizarre idea, I recommend considering this in particular cases.
EIGHT GREAT TIPS FOR INTERNAL SITE SEARCH OPTIMIZATIONMARCO BONOMOJUNE 18, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
No doubt the legion had suffered a defeat; but not such as to disable their continuance of the contest.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The main thing is to disable one's antagonist as quickly as possible, and Festing knew that Wilkinson would not be scrupulous.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
But how do you disable a smooth-surfaced turtle-backed machine?
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
To disable the pilot of the opposing aeroplane will be the first object.
AVIATION IN PEACE AND WARSIR FREDERICK HUGH SYKES
This extra fatigue may possibly disable his horse, so that the animal cannot proceed further.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
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WORDS RELATED TO DISABLE

  • abate
  • constrict
  • contract
  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • deflate
  • disable
  • dissipate
  • enfeeble
  • extenuate
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • sap
  • shrink
  • thin
  • undermine
  • vitiate
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