transitive verb (-tated; -tating) Date: 1657 1. to make legally incapable or ineligible 2. to deprive of capacity or natural power ; disableincapacitation noun

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  • incapacitate — INCAPACITÁTE s.f. Lipsă de capacitate, neputinţă de a face ceva; p. ext. nepricepere. ♦ Stare, situaţie a unei persoane care nu are capacitatea legală de a se bucura de anumite drepturi. – Din fr. incapacité. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • incapacitate — in·ca·pac·i·tate /ˌin kə pa sə ˌtāt/ vt tat·ed, tat·ing 1: to make legally incapable or ineligible mental illness alone will not incapacitate a person from making a valid contract Landmark Med. Ctr. v. Gauthier, 635 A.2d 1145 (1994) 2: to deprive …   Law dictionary

  • Incapacitate — In ca*pac i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incapacitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incapacitating}.] [Pref. in not + capacitate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incapacitate — (v.) 1650s, from INCAPACITY (Cf. incapacity) + ATE (Cf. ate). Related: Incapacitated; incapacitating …   Etymology dictionary

  • incapacitate — [v] put out of action clip wings*, cripple, damage, disable, disarm, disenable, disqualify, hamstring*, hinder, hog tie*, hurt, immobilize, lame, lay up*, maim, paralyze, prostrate, put out of commission*, take out, undermine, weaken; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • incapacitate — ► VERB ▪ prevent from functioning in a normal way. DERIVATIVES incapacitant noun incapacitation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • incapacitate — [in΄kə pas′ə tāt΄] vt. incapacitated, incapacitating [ INCAPACIT(Y) + ATE1] 1. to make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable 2. Law to make ineligible; disqualify incapacitation n …   English World dictionary

  • incapacitate — UK [ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms incapacitate : present tense I/you/we/they incapacitate he/she/it incapacitates present participle incapacitating past tense incapacitated past participle incapacitated formal to make someone …   English dictionary

  • incapacitate — in|ca|pa|ci|tate [ˌınkəˈpæsıteıt] v [T] formal 1.) to make you too ill or weak to live and work normally ▪ Her mother has been incapacitated by a fall. ▪ an incapacitating injury 2.) to stop a system, piece of equipment etc from working properly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incapacitate — in|ca|pac|i|tate [ ,ınkə pæsı,teıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to make someone or something unable to live or work normally: an incapacitating illness Using powerful lasers, the device can incapacitate enemy radar systems …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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