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synonyms for disables

  • 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

antonyms for disables

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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 disables in a sentence

The dependent pecuniary position of the women disables them for work requiring large expenditure.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
The blow often disables or kills its enemy, though sometimes the giraffe is overpowered and killed.
THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE: BOOK VIIANNA B. BADLAM
She knew very well that there is nothing so disables a "plains Indian" as to dismount him.
TWO ARROWSWILLIAM O. STODDARD
One of them is comparatively innocuous—it disables without debilitating; and its effect passes off in about twenty minutes.
LEAVES FROM A FIELD NOTE-BOOKJ. H. MORGAN
The infancy of a party is accompanied by a political weakness which disables it from weakening others.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 3 (OF 3)ISAAC DISRAELI
Dafadar Sherdil Khan attempts to rise, but one of the enemy deals him a blow that disables him.
BARCLAY OF THE GUIDESHERBERT STRANG
I don't mind telling you that such a slander disables me, and goes to my heart.
THE PERPETUAL CURATEMRS [MARGARET] OLIPHANT
It operated like a sudden shock, which often disables the impressed person for a time.
THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THETHOMAS CLARKSON
The truly quaint materialism of our view of life disables us from pursuing any transaction to an end.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 16 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The poison kills or disables the insects which are captured by the spider.
THE COMMON SPIDERS OF THE UNITED STATESJAMES HENRY EMERTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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