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disqualify

verb dis·qual·i·fy \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī\

: to stop or prevent (someone) from doing, having, or being a part of something

Full Definition of DISQUALIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions :  make unfit
2
:  to deprive of a power, right, or privilege
3
:  to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the rules

Examples of DISQUALIFY

  1. His poor eyesight disqualified him from becoming a pilot.

First Known Use of DISQUALIFY

1712

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