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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-kuh-pas-i-teyt]
    • /ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt/
    • /ˌɪnk.ə.ˌpæ.sə.ˈteɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-kuh-pas-i-teyt]
    • /ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪt/

Definitions of incapacitation word

  • verb with object incapacitation to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable. 1
  • verb with object incapacitation Law. to deprive of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways. 1
  • noun incapacitation The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification. 1

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Origin of incapacitation

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
First recorded in 1650-60; incapacit(y) + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Incapacitation


incapacitation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for incapacitation

noun incapacitation

  • awkwardness — lacking skill or dexterity. Synonyms: clumsy, inept; unskillful, unhandy, inexpert. Antonyms: deft, adroit, skillful, dexterous; handy.
  • ineptitude — quality or condition of being inept.
  • unfit — not fit; not adapted or suited; unsuitable: He was unfit for his office.
  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
  • incapacity — lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.

Antonyms for incapacitation

noun incapacitation

  • capability — If you have the capability or the capabilities to do something, you have the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do it.
  • ability — Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it.
  • aptitude — Someone's aptitude for a particular kind of work or activity is their ability to learn it quickly and to do it well.
  • strong point — Bridge. a long suit that contains high cards.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.

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