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incapacitate

[ in-kuh-pas-i-teyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF incapacitate

Synonyms for incapacitate

  • cripple
  • disable
  • immobilize
  • maim
  • paralyze
  • damage
  • disarm
  • disenable
  • disqualify
  • hamstring
  • hinder
  • hog-tie
  • hurt
  • lame
  • prostrate
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • clip wings
  • lay up
  • put out of commission
  • take out
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Antonyms for incapacitate

  • aid
  • assist
  • enable
  • help
  • allow
  • assuage
  • permit
  • please
  • soothe
  • strengthen
  • facilitate
  • mobilize
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCAPACITATE

He should be able to incapacitate two or three and break out.

There's a break in sanitation that could incapacitate your whole command.

A few years' knowledge of other countries than our own will not incapacitate me for that part.

If it did not incapacitate him for action, he held it of no account.

Why should there be such things as headaches, to incapacitate a man from work?

Whether I accompany him is uncertain; he is apprehensive that my health may incapacitate me.

Its object is not to kill, but to incapacitate one for action for the time being.

A slight bayonet wound, sir; nothing to incapacitate me from duty.

Warner had a bandaged arm, but the wound was so slight that it would not incapacitate him.

Ed's wound did not incapacitate him for the task of standing guard over the wounded and captured mountaineer.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from incapacity + -ate. Related: Incapacitated; incapacitating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCAPACITATE

break

verbweaken, cause instability
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