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
In previous wrecks, investigators looked at whether the engineer was distracted or incapacitated.
In 2006, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was incapacitated while visiting Brisbane, Australia due to blubber jellyfish swarms.
The legislation, introduced by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, would create a congressional oversight commission that could declare the president incapacitated and unable to perform his duties.
Feldman said the storm dumped as much as 22 inches of rain on some neighborhoods, and at one point, incapacitated all but six of the city’s 186 pump stations that are necessary to move sewage through the pipe network.
But the safety board said that the evidence suggested he was not incapacitated.
Thousands would be wounded or otherwise incapacitated.
The post-concussion symptoms from her crash were almost incapacitating.
According to police, the suspect, who was another student, used marijuana possibly laced with an unknown substance to incapacitate the victim.
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First Known Use of incapacitate
Synonymscripple, disable, hamstring, immobilize, paralyze, prostrate
Related Wordsattenuate, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken; hobble, lame; maim, mutilate; knock out
Near Antonymsenergize, galvanize, invigorate, vitalize; fortify, strengthen; empower; freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, revive
INCAPACITATE Defined for English Language Learners
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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