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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISABLEMENT

The disorder or the disablement is thus almost a family possession.

Many a time they were rewarded for service and blood and disablement.

You see, our artillery is intended for destruction, and not for disablement.

If disablement is your will, there is your way, and the only effectual way.

Ships in danger of wreck or disablement sometimes cast forth such precarious messengers calling for aid.

Then, perceiving the nature of the affair, he asked in a voice trembling with emotion about the man's regiment and disablement.

If a rancher had his stock run off, it meant temporary impoverishment and disablement.

Today it is easy to find a widow who has at great cost to herself in pain, danger, and disablement, borne six or eight children.

In case of the disablement of one cylinder, there is the chance of getting home on the remaining ones.

In several of the boats there was not a single man who escaped either death or disablement.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from dis- "do the opposite of" + ablen (v.) "to make fit" (see able). Related: Disabled; disabling. Earlier in the same sense was unable (v.) "make unfit, render unsuitable" (c.1400).

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