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incapacitate

[ in-kuh-pas-i-teyt ]
/ 藢瑟n k蓹藞p忙s 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路ca路pac路i路tat路ed, in路ca路pac路i路tat路ing.
to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable.
Law. to deprive of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.
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Origin of incapacitate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; incapacit(y) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM incapacitate

in路ca路pac路i路ta路tion [in-kuh-pas-i-tey-shuhn] /瑟n k蓹藢p忙s 瑟藞te瑟 蕛蓹n/ noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incapacitate

incapacitate
/ (藢瑟nk蓹藞p忙s瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility

Derived forms of incapacitate

incapacitation, noun
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