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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.
1. to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
2. (Law) to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility
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.
Past participle: incapacitated
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|Verb||1.||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"|
hock - disable by cutting the hock
(= immobilize) → unfähig machen (for für, from doing sth etw zu tun); to incapacitate somebody for work → jdn arbeitsunfähig machen; physically incapacitated → körperlich behindert; somewhat incapacitated by his broken ankle → durch seinen gebrochenen Knöchel ziemlich behindert
(Jur) → entmündigen
v. incapacitar, imposibilitar, inhabilitar.