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synonyms for disabling

  • 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 disabling

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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 disabling in a sentence

Davis's militia worked it and succeeded in disabling the most dangerous of the enemy's gunboats and silencing its cannon.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
He does not succeed in disabling the British, the French fleet meets fearful disaster.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
He inflicted death, or merely produced a disabling wound almost at will.
THE REVOLT OF THE STAR MENRAYMOND GALLUN
It was during that short halt that the disabling or killing shot would have to be delivered.
ORIGIN OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR REVEALED (2ND ED.)C. H. THOMAS
One ripped up a long furrow in the deck of the "Alabama," and knocked two men high in the air without disabling them.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
How, thought I, could all these shells go through a vessel without disabling the machinery?
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
The shot tore through the rigging, plowing along the deck of the cruiser, and disabling or killing a dozen men.
THE CRUISE OF THE "LIVELY BEE"JOHN DE MORGAN
The morbid repentance that sometimes ensues is very disabling.
MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
For the same distressing, disabling disease, some people spread treacle on brown paper, and apply hot to the part affected.
THE DOCTOR IN HISTORY, LITERATURE, FOLK-LORE, ETC.VARIOUS
Surely there is some way of disabling people with whom you have no serious quarrel without killing them outright?
THE PRUSSIAN TERRORALEXANDRE DUMAS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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