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English definition of “incapacitate”

incapacitate

verb [T often passive]     /ˌɪn.kəˈpæs.ɪ.teɪt/
to make someone unable to work or do things normally , or unable to do what they intended to do: The accident left me incapacitated for seven months . Rubber bullets are designed to incapacitate people rather than kill them.Injuring and injuriesNot functioning incapacitating     /-teɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-teɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective Extreme shyness can be very incapacitating.Inability and awkwardness
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