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incapacitate

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verb in·ca·pac·i·tate \ˌin-kə-ˈpa-sə-ˌtāt\

Simple Definition of incapacitate

  • : to make (someone or something) unable to work, move, or function in the usual way

Full Definition of incapacitate

in·ca·pac·i·tat·edin·ca·pac·i·tat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make legally incapable or ineligible

  3. 2 :  to deprive of capacity or natural power :  disable

in·ca·pac·i·ta·tion play \-ˌpa-sə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of incapacitate

  1. The class teaches you how to incapacitate an attacker.

  2. The stroke left her completely incapacitated.

  3. He was incapacitated by the pain.

  4. a computer system incapacitated by software problems



1657

First Known Use of incapacitate

1657



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