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incapacitant

[ in-kuh-pas-i-tuhnt ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ tənt /
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noun
something, as a chemical spray, that incapacitates an individual: to use incapacitants for riot control.
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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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