capacitate

[kuh-pas-i-teyt]

verb (used with object), ca·pac·i·tat·ed, ca·pac·i·tat·ing.

to make capable; enable.

Nearby words

  1. capablanca,
  2. capable,
  3. capacious,
  4. capaciously,
  5. capacitance,
  6. capacitation,
  7. capacitive,
  8. capacitive coupling,
  9. capacitive reactance,
  10. capacitor

Origin of capacitate

First recorded in 1645–55; capacit(y) + -ate1

Related formsca·pac·i·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for capacitate

capacitate

verb (tr)

to make legally competent
rare to make capable
Derived Formscapacitation, noun

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Word Origin and History for capacitate

capacitate

v.

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

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