incapacitate

[in-kuh-pas-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), incapacitated, incapacitating.
1.
to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable.
2.
Law. to deprive of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.

Origin:
1650–60; incapacit(y) + -ate1

incapacitation, noun


1. cripple, handicap, sideline.
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incapacitate (ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
2.  to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility
 
incapaci'tation
 
n

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Example sentences
Instead of incapacitation, let criminals atone for their crimes with positive
  contributions to society.
Tasers are not a public-order weapon-they cannot be fired into crowds-but a
  non-lethal method of individual incapacitation.
State evaluation and payment for medical with incapacitation pay when duty
  cannot be performed.
Sick leave may be used for medical examinations and during the period of
  incapacitation for delivery and recuperation.
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