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English definition of “incapacitate”

incapacitate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt/ formal
to make someone too sick or weak to work or do things normally: [often passive] He was incapacitated by illness.Injuring and injuries
incapacity
 
 
/ˌɪnkəˈpæsəti/ noun [U]
the fact of being unable to do something because you do not have the ability or you are too weakInability and awkwardness
(Definition of incapacitate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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