disabling disabling  /dɪs ˈeɪ bə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) that cripples or disables or incapacitates
  2. (adj) depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified

Usage(s):

  1. It wasn't enough for us to nullify disabling conditions and get to zero.
  2. The most sophisticated version, explosive formed projectiles or shape charges, are capable of penetrating the armor of an Abrams tank, disabling the tank and killing the crew.
  3. When schools close, many parents have to stay home from work, disabling an already fragile economy.

News

  1. Sisters host Zumbathon in Sellersville to help locals living with MS

    Sisters Tara and Jamie Lindsay hosted their first Zumbathon fundraiser June 9 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the Sellersville VFW. Multiple sclerosis is a disabling disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Perkasie News-Herald

  2. Two charged with stealing wire from Sea-Tac runway lights

    Two men accused of stealing thousands of feet of wire from runway light towers at Sea-Tac International Airport now face federal charges. Federal prosecutors contend Jeramie Harms, 28 and Timothy Lynch, 50, conspired to steal 7,200 feet of copper wire from Federal Aviation Administration-run light towers, disabling them in the process. Investigators contend Harms and Lynch both men have been ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. McCormack said US negotiators looked forward to the next step of the February 13 agreement, in which North Korea "has committed to declaring all its nuclear programs and disabling all its existing nuclear facilities."
    on Jul 14, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: Reuters

  2. "Thanks to the six-party framework, North Korea has begun disabling the plutonium production facilities at Yongbyon," Bush said with Lee at his side. "Now North Korea must fulfill its other obligations: Provide a full declaration of its...
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

  3. "But I believe it depends on all kinds of conditions like the disabling of nuclear facilities and complete verification," Machimura told reporters in Sydney. "These conditions have to be agreed and then realized. I haven't heard that we've...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Nobutaka Machimura Source: International Herald Tribune

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