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incapacitate

[ in-kuh-pas-i-teyt ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·ca·pac·i·tat·ed, in·ca·pac·i·tat·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 1650–60; incapacit(y) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM incapacitate

in·ca·pac·i·ta·tion [in-kuh-pas-i-tey-shuhn] /ɪn kəˌpæs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incapacitate

incapacitate
/ (ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt) /

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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