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 for incapacitate
From 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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to
        render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age
        incapacitated him for war.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Law) To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or
        of ability or competency for the performance of certain
        civil acts; to disqualify.
        [1913 Webster]
              It absolutely incapacitated them from holding rank,
              office, function, or property.        --Milman.
        [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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

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