A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to render useless
Algunos usuarios del nuevo teléfono están informando acerca de fallas técnicas que podrían inutilizar el dispositivo.Some users of the new phone are reporting glitches that might render the device useless.
b. to make useless
Si sigues toqueteando el registro, vas a inutilizar la computadora.If you keep messing with the registry, you'll make the computer useless.
c. to disable
Un ACV le inutilizó la pierna izquierda; ahora está haciendo fisioterapia para recuperar la movilidad.A stroke disabled her left leg; now she's doing physical therapy to regain mobility.
d. to put out of action
Tras varios intentos, los soldados lograron inutilizar la estación de radio.After several attempts, the soldiers managed to put the radio station out of action.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (máquinas, dispositivos)
a. to disable, to put out of action
esas cajas inutilizan la habitación de huéspedesthose boxes are stopping us from using the guest room
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transitive verb
(hacer inútil) (gen) to make useless; render useless; [+mecanismo] to disable; put out of action; [+sello] to cancel
el cañón quedó inutilizado the cannon was put out of action
los frágiles ganchos se doblaban, se mellaban, quedando inutilizados
las carreteras han quedado inutilizadas the roads have become unuseable; la mano derecha le quedó inutilizada he lost the use of his right hand
pronominal verb
inutilizarse to become useless; [+mecanismo] to be disabled;
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