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incapacitate

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˌɪn.kəˈpæs.ɪ.teɪt/ us  
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.
incapacitating
adjective uk   /-teɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-teɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
Extreme shyness can be very incapacitating.
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