Simple Definition of incapacitate
: to make (someone or something) unable to work, move, or function in the usual way
Examples of incapacitate in a sentence
The class teaches you how to incapacitate an attacker.
The stroke left her completely incapacitated.
He was incapacitated by the pain.
a computer system incapacitated by software problems
First Known Use of incapacitate
Rhymes with incapacitate
circumambulate, circumnavigate, contraindicate, decontaminate, deteriorate, differentiate, disambiguate, disassociate, discombobulate, disorientate, disproportionate, excommunicate, expiration date, free-associate, hyperventilate, intermediate, interpenetrate, misappropriate, multivariate, overcompensate, overpopulate, ratiocinate, recapitulate, rehabilitate, renegotiate, superannuate, supersaturate, transubstantiate, underestimate
Legal Definition of incapacitate
1 : to make legally incapable or ineligible <mental illness alone will not incapacitate a person from making a valid contract — Landmark Med. Ctr. v. Gauthier, 635 A.2d 1145 (1994)>
2 : to deprive of capacity or natural power <an injury that incapacitates the employee>
incapacitation\-ˌpa-sə-ˈtā-shən\ play noun
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