capacitate

[ kuh-pas-i-teyt ]
/ kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt /

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

to make capable; enable.

Origin of capacitate

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

Related forms

ca·pac·i·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for capacitation

capacitate

/ (kəˈpæsɪˌteɪt) /

verb (tr)

to make legally competent
rare to make capable

Derived Forms

capacitation, noun
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Medicine definitions for capacitation

capacitation

[ kə-păs′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

The change undergone by spermatozoa in the female genital tract that enables them to penetrate and fertilize an egg.
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