View synonyms for incapacitated


[ in-kuh-pas-i-tey-tid ]


  1. deprived of strength or ability; made incapable or nonfunctional:

    She’ll be incapacitated for several weeks after the surgery.

    Those stealing fuel from incapacitated tanker trucks risk being killed by explosions.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of incapacitated1

First recorded in 1795–1805; incapacitate + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

These rights, he proposed, would be asserted by a recognized guardian, much as the law allows for guardians of children, incapacitated adults and others who have rights but require someone to speak on their behalf.

But when the event approached, her blood pressure had plummeted, leaving her incapacitated.

She notes that in some 70 percent of assaults categorized in the poll, alcohol was involved, and the woman was incapacitated.

Australian investigators say they believe the doomed Boeing 777 flew on autopilot and that the crew was incapacitated.

Instantly, a broken neck incapacitated an American role model, and no doctor on the planet could help.

There can be no debate about the meaning of “passed out”; even “incapacitated” is fairly straightforward.

Gentlemen:—I am in a sad plight to say much of interest—too thoroughly incapacitated to do justice to you or myself.

The toil and hardship of the journey had incapacitated the others.

She is the guardian of her own children; and the court always confirms this right, unless she is incapacitated.

Also the state takes care of the sick and incapacitated, and the mentally or physically defective.

To keep a shepherd incapacitated by age and liable to lose a flock in a snow-storm, was to invite ruin.