Mid-17th century, from incapacity + -ate.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.kəˈpæ.sɪ.teɪt/
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incapacitate (third-person singular simple present incapacitates, present participle incapacitating, simple past and past participle incapacitated) (transitive)
- To make someone or something incapable of doing something; to disable.
- The police officer was incapacitated by a blow to the head.
- (law) To make someone ineligible; to disqualify.
to put out of action, to render ineffective
to deprive of one's legal capacity
From French incapacité. Equivalent to in- + capacitate.
incapacitate f (uncountable)
declension of incapacitate (singular only)
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