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
Recent Examples of incapacitate from the Web
The incident resulted in a push to increase penalties in Missouri for killing or incapacitating K9s.
Kelly Johnson testified that Cosby gave her drugs that incapacitated her and then assaulted her.
Some family members and legal experts thought not, since Edith had been declared incapacitated.
This less lethal alternative is specifically designed to incapacitate without causing serious bodily injury.
Tasers shoot a pair of dart-like electrodes that are supposed to strike a person, with a current between the electrodes then incapacitating them.
As a measure of how powerful the substance used to incapacitate him is, the British government has asked that people who patronized a restaurant and pub that the Skripals visited before they were discovered to wash their possessions as a precaution.
Though incapacitated from his fall, Walker still resisted officers, who saw Walker's condition deteriorate and tried to save his life, St. John the Baptist Sheriff Mike Tregre said during the news conference.
In the short term, police need better training in the use of non-lethal means of incapacitating suspects, such as tasers.
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First Known Use of incapacitate
INCAPACITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incapacitate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) unable to work, move, or function in the usual way
legal Definition of incapacitate
- mental illness alone will not incapacitate a person from making a valid contract
- —Landmark Med. Ctr. v. Gauthier, 635 A.2d 1145 (1994)
- an injury that incapacitates the employee
incapacitationplay \-ˌpa-sə-ˈtā-shən\ noun
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