incapacitate


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in·ca·pac·i·tate

 (ĭn′kə-păs′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. in·ca·pac·i·tat·ed, in·ca·pac·i·tat·ing, in·ca·pac·i·tates
1. To deprive of strength or ability; disable.
2. To make legally ineligible; disqualify.

in′ca·pac′i·ta′tion n.

incapacitate

(ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
2. (Law) to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility
ˌincaˌpaciˈtation n

in•ca•pac•i•tate

(ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; disable.
2. to deprive of legal power.
[1650–60]
in`ca•pac`i•ta′tion, n.

incapacitate


Past participle: incapacitated
Gerund: incapacitating

Imperative
incapacitate
incapacitate
Present
I incapacitate
you incapacitate
he/she/it incapacitates
we incapacitate
you incapacitate
they incapacitate
Preterite
I incapacitated
you incapacitated
he/she/it incapacitated
we incapacitated
you incapacitated
they incapacitated
Present Continuous
I am incapacitating
you are incapacitating
he/she/it is incapacitating
we are incapacitating
you are incapacitating
they are incapacitating
Present Perfect
I have incapacitated
you have incapacitated
he/she/it has incapacitated
we have incapacitated
you have incapacitated
they have incapacitated
Past Continuous
I was incapacitating
you were incapacitating
he/she/it was incapacitating
we were incapacitating
you were incapacitating
they were incapacitating
Past Perfect
I had incapacitated
you had incapacitated
he/she/it had incapacitated
we had incapacitated
you had incapacitated
they had incapacitated
Future
I will incapacitate
you will incapacitate
he/she/it will incapacitate
we will incapacitate
you will incapacitate
they will incapacitate
Future Perfect
I will have incapacitated
you will have incapacitated
he/she/it will have incapacitated
we will have incapacitated
you will have incapacitated
they will have incapacitated
Future Continuous
I will be incapacitating
you will be incapacitating
he/she/it will be incapacitating
we will be incapacitating
you will be incapacitating
they will be incapacitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been incapacitating
you have been incapacitating
he/she/it has been incapacitating
we have been incapacitating
you have been incapacitating
they have been incapacitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been incapacitating
you will have been incapacitating
he/she/it will have been incapacitating
we will have been incapacitating
you will have been incapacitating
they will have been incapacitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been incapacitating
you had been incapacitating
he/she/it had been incapacitating
we had been incapacitating
you had been incapacitating
they had been incapacitating
Conditional
I would incapacitate
you would incapacitate
he/she/it would incapacitate
we would incapacitate
you would incapacitate
they would incapacitate
Past Conditional
I would have incapacitated
you would have incapacitated
he/she/it would have incapacitated
we would have incapacitated
you would have incapacitated
they would have incapacitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.incapacitate - make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
lay up - disable or confine, as with an illness; "She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks"
nobble - disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses"
pinion - cut the wings off (of birds)
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
2.incapacitate - injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
hock - disable by cutting the hock

incapacitate

verb disable, cripple, paralyse, scupper (Brit. slang), prostrate, immobilize, put someone out of action (informal), lay someone up (informal) A serious fall incapacitated him.

incapacitate

verb
To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
Translations

incapacitate

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt] VT [+ person] → incapacitar (Jur) → inhabilitar, incapacitar
he was incapacitated by arthritisestaba incapacitado por la artritis
he was incapacitated by alcoholestaba en un estado de embriaguez
physically incapacitatedincapacitado físicamente

incapacitate

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt] vtfrapper d'incapacité
to incapacitate sb from doing → rendre qn incapable de faire

incapacitate

vt
(= immobilize)unfähig machen (for für, from doing sth etw zu tun); to incapacitate somebody for workjdn arbeitsunfähig machen; physically incapacitatedkörperlich behindert; somewhat incapacitated by his broken ankledurch seinen gebrochenen Knöchel ziemlich behindert
(Jur) → entmündigen

incapacitate

[ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt] vt (person) → rendere inabile (Law) → inabilitare
to incapacitate sb from doing sth → rendere qn inabile a fare qc

incapacitate

v. incapacitar, imposibilitar, inhabilitar.
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