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incapacity

noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.kəˈpæs.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
the fact that you are unable to do something because you do not have the ability or you are too weak: [+ to infinitive] the incapacity of the police to limit the rise in crimeInability and awkwardness
(Definition of incapacity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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