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Oswinw011

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Chinese
:warning: (the sentence below may contain uncomfortable contents)
There’s a compelling demand in all gyms for AI-assisted hair dryers that are enabled to detect pubic hair or penises within unnecessarily close range and automatically throw flames at the targets. To flavor things up, salt and pepper powder can be added to the targets as a follow-up.

Hi,
I quoted it from Weibo. Does the highlighted phrase sound natural? Thanks.

I has gleaned many examples concerning the word Enable, but seldom find its usage with a passive voice.
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    It doesn't work for me, no. I have seen "enabled" used as a passive to describe a computer system or device which has been set up so as to allow something to be done, but the way they're using it there just sounds odd.

    I think I'd say either "able to detect" or "designed to detect". :)
     
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