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Meaning of INCAPACITATE

Pronunciation:  `inku'pasi`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
  2. [v]  make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
 

INCAPACITATE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: disable, disable, disenable, handicap, invalid
 
 Antonyms: enable
 
 See Also: alter, change, confine, hold, injure, lay up, nobble, pinion, restrain, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ca*pac"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Incapacitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incapacitating}.] [Pref.
in- not + capacitate.]
1. To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to
   render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age
   incapacitated him for war.

2. (Law) To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or
   of ability or competency for the performance of certain
   civil acts; to disqualify.

         It absolutely incapacitated them from holding rank,
         office, function, or property.        --Milman.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afflict, bugger, castrate, cripple, deactivate, debilitate, de-energize, derange, devitalize, disable, disarm, disenable, disorder, drain, emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, hamstring, hobble, hors de combat, hospitalize, immobilize, impair, inactivate, indispose, invalid, kibosh, lame, lay up, maim, prostrate, put, queer, queer the works, reduce, sabotage, sicken, spike, unfit, weaken, wing, wound, wreck
 

 

 

 

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