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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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
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 verbinutilizarse to become useless; [+mecanismo] to be disabled;
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