disablism etymology

English word disablism comes from English disable, English -ism

Detailed word origin of disablism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
disable English (eng) (obsolete) Lacking ability; unable. (chiefly, of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.. (transitive) To render unable; to take away an ability of.. To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
disablism English (eng) Ableism: discrimination against the disabled.

Words with the same origin as disablism

Descendants of disable
Descendants of -ism
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