incapacitate

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

Definition of incapacitate

incapacitated

incapacitating

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

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

incapacitation

play \-ˌpa-sə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of incapacitate in a sentence

  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


INCAPACITATE Defined for English Language Learners

incapacitate

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

Definition of incapacitate for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

incapacitate

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

Legal Definition of incapacitate

incapacitated

incapacitating

  1. 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. 2 :  to deprive of capacity or natural power <an injury that incapacitates the employee>

incapacitation

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