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Definition of incapacitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

incapacitate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incapacitate
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it incapacitates
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪts//
 
past simple incapacitated
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle incapacitated
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form incapacitating
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] incapacitate somebody/something (formal) to make somebody/something unable to live or work normally He was incapacitated by old age and sickness. mentally incapacitated people Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from incapacity + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incapacitate