[syn: disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Incapacitate \In`ca*pac"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Incapacitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incapacitating.] [Pref.
in- not + capacitate.]
1. To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to
render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age
incapacitated him for war.
2. (Law) To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or
of ability or competency for the performance of certain
civil acts; to disqualify.
It absolutely incapacitated them from holding rank,
office, function, or property. --Milman.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this
command on your computer" [syn: disable, disenable,
incapacitate] [ant: enable]
2: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident" [syn:
disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "incapacitate":
afflict, bugger, castrate, cripple, de-energize, deactivate,
debilitate, derange, devitalize, disable, disarm, disenable,
disorder, drain, emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust,
hamstring, hobble, hors de combat, hospitalize, immobilize, impair,
inactivate, indispose, invalid, kibosh, lame, lay up, maim,
prostrate, put, queer, queer the works, reduce, sabotage, sicken,
spike, unfit, weaken, wing, wound, wreck