capacitate

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verb ca·pac·i·tate \kə-ˈpa-sə-ˌtāt\

Definition of capacitate

capacitated

;

capacitating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to make capable

  3. 2 :  to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation

First Known Use of capacitate

1657


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capacitate

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transitive verb ca·pac·i·tate \-ə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of capacitate

capacitated

;

capacitating

  1. :  to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation

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