capacitate

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

Definition of capacitate

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of capacitate

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Capacitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capacitate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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capacitate

transitive verb
ca·​pac·​i·​tate | \ -ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce capacitate (audio) \
capacitated; capacitating

Medical Definition of capacitate

: to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation

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