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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. that cripples or disables or incapacitates;
- Example: "a crippling injury"
[syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating]

2. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified;
- Example: "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship"
[syn: disabling, disqualifying]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disable \Dis*a"ble\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disabled; p. pr. & vb. n. Disabling.] 1. To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair. [1913 Webster] A Christian's life is a perpetual exercise, a wrestling and warfare, for which sensual pleasure disables him. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] And had performed it, if my known offense Had not disabled me. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I have disabled mine estate. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable. [1913 Webster] An attainder of the ancestor corrupts the blood, and disables his children to inherit. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 3. To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue. [Obs.] "He disabled my judgment." --Shak. Syn: To weaken; unfit; disqualify; incapacitate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

disabling \disabling\ adj. 1. causing or having caused disability; rendering disabled; as, disabling injury. Syn: crippling, incapacitating. [WordNet 1.5] 2. depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; as, certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship. enabling Syn: disqualifying. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disabling adj 1: that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury" [syn: crippling, disabling, incapacitating] 2: depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship" [syn: disabling, disqualifying] [ant: enabling]