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verb [transitive] disable pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈeɪb(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisabling
past tensedisabled
past participledisabled
  1. 1
    to harm someone so that part of their body or brain no longer works normally
    a disease that can kill or disable the young
  2. 2
    to stop a machine or piece of equipment from working properly
    Pressing the red button will temporarily disable the printer.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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