incapacitate meaning, incapacitate definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( incapacitates    3rd person present)   ( incapacitating    present participle)   ( incapacitated    past tense & past participle  ) If something incapacitates you, it weakens you in some way, so that you cannot do certain things.  
FORMAL      verb  
A serious fall incapacitated the 68-year-old congressman.      V n  
  incapacitated      adj   usu v-link ADJ  
He is incapacitated and can't work.     
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cripple, disable, disqualify, immobilize, lay up     (informal)   paralyse, prostrate, put out of action     (informal)   scupper     (Brit. slang)   unfit     (rare)  

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