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Definitions and Synonyms of incapacitate | Another word for incapacitate | What is incapacitate?

Definition 1: injure permanently - [verb of body]

Samples where incapacitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was disabled in a car accident

Synonyms for incapacitate in the sense of this definition

(incapacitate is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of incapacitate ) disable by cutting the hock

Definition 2: make unable to perform a certain action - [verb of change]

Samples where incapacitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • disable this command on your computer

Synonyms for incapacitate in the sense of this definition

(incapacitate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of incapacitate ) disable or confine, as with an illness

"She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks"

(... is a kind of incapacitate ) disable by drugging

"nobble the race horses"

(... is a kind of incapacitate ) cut the wings off (of birds)

(... is a kind of incapacitate ) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

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