The crippiling of a software feature, as an indirect result of adding another software feature.

I installed a new codec that works fine for MPEG4, but it disenabled MPEG3 playback.

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  • Disenable — Dis en*a ble, v. t. [Pref. dis + enable.] To disable; to disqualify. [1913 Webster] The sight of it might damp me and disenable me to speak. State Trials (1640). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disenable — index disable, disarm (divest of arms), disqualify, neutralize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disenable — [dis΄in ā′bəl] vt. disenabled, disenabling to cause to become unable or incapable; prevent or disable …   English World dictionary

  • disenable — /dis en ay beuhl/, v.t., disenabled, disenabling. to deprive of ability; make unable; prevent. [1595 1605; DIS 1 + ENABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disenable — v. make unable; prevent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disenable — v. a. Disqualify, disable, unfit, incapacitate, make incapable …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • disenable — v disable, unfit, impair, enfeeble, weaken, enervate, devitalize; emasculate, unman, effeminize; handicap, debilitate, cripple, paralyze, lame, maim; disqualify, invalidate, undermine; prevent, impede, hinder, obstruct, hamstring, hobble; tie one …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • disenable — dis·enable …   English syllables

  • disenable — /dɪsəˈneɪbəl/ (say disuh naybuhl) verb (t) (disenabled, disenabling) to deprive of ability; make unable; prevent …   Australian English dictionary

  • disenable — verb make unable to perform a certain action disable this command on your computer • Syn: ↑disable, ↑incapacitate • Ant: ↑enable (for: ↑disable) • …   Useful english dictionary

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