incapacitant

[ in-kuh-pas-i-tuh nt ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ tənt /

noun

something, as a chemical spray, that incapacitates an individual: to use incapacitants for riot control.

Nearby words

  1. incandescent,
  2. incandescent lamp,
  3. incantation,
  4. incantatory,
  5. incapable,
  6. incapacitate,
  7. incapacitated,
  8. incapacitation,
  9. incapacity,
  10. incapacity benefit

Origin of incapacitant

First recorded in 1960–65; incapacit(ate) + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for incapacitant

incapacitant

/ (ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪtənt) /

noun

a substance that can temporarily incapacitate a person, used esp as a weapon in chemical warfare
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