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verb (used with object), ca·pac·i·tat·ed, ca·pac·i·tat·ing.
  1. to make capable; enable.
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Origin of capacitate

First recorded in 1645–55; capacit(y) + -ate1
Related formsca·pac·i·ta·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • To capacitate the tool to cut a groove close up to a shoulder, it should be forged to the shape shown in Fig. 965.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

  • No doubt labor will capacitate us, but it is the blood that entitles us, to enjoy the rest.

  • Is it, that men have life in them first, to capacitate them to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man?

British Dictionary definitions for capacitate


verb (tr)
  1. to make legally competent
  2. rare to make capable
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Derived Formscapacitation, noun
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Word Origin and History for capacitate


1650s, from Latin capacitas (see capacity) + -ate (2). Related: Capacitation.

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