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 study also notes that lane departure warnings then require action by the driver, and more than 30 percent of lane-drift crashes occurred when drivers were incapacitated.
Cece didn't kill them, but they were incapacitated and unable to move. 5.
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.
The elderly party is alleged to be incapacitated and made a ward of the court.
Her poorly planned and executed attempt to incapacitate her captain and order the crew to fire on a Klingon ship in the premiere was particularly jarring.
Tasers, which have been around since the 1990s, shoot darts that create an electrical current, temporarily incapacitating a suspect's muscle functions.
Openly contemptuous of the agency and its attempts to regulate political spending, McGahn had led a defiant, libertarian—and largely successful—crusade to incapacitate it from within.
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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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