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verb [transitive] formal incapacitate pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt/
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present tense
present participleincapacitating
past tenseincapacitated
past participleincapacitated
  1. to make someone or something unable to live or work normally
    Using powerful lasers, the device can incapacitate enemy radar systems.
    an incapacitating illness


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