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capacitate

[kuh-pas-i-teyt] /kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), capacitated, capacitating.
1.
to make capable; enable.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; capacit(y) + -ate1
Related forms
capacitation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for capacitation

capacitate

/kəˈpæsɪˌteɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make legally competent
2.
(rare) to make capable
Derived Forms
capacitation, noun
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Word Origin and History for capacitation

capacitate

v.

1650s, from Latin capacitas (see capacity) + -ate (2). Related: Capacitation.

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capacitation in Medicine

capacitation ca·pac·i·ta·tion (kə-pās'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.
The change undergone by spermatozoa in the female genital tract that enables them to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

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