ca·​pac·​i·​tate kə-ˈpa-sə-ˌtāt How to pronounce capacitate (audio)
capacitated; capacitating

transitive verb

archaic : to make capable
: to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation

Examples of capacitate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To capacitate innovation and creativity in the young leaders, invite them to understand and question existing organizational processes. Kt Moore, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of capacitate was in 1657

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“Capacitate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
ca·​pac·​i·​tate -ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce capacitate (audio)
capacitated; capacitating
: to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation
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