Definition of incapacitate:
- disable (part of speech: verb)
In using a machine of this class the work should be distributed as evenly as possible along all parts of cylinder, or one end of the cylinder may become worn out while the other is yet sharp; this would incapacitate the machine for wide work unless a new covering of sand paper were applied.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "Life of Charles Dickens", Frank Marzials.
Myles Ussher had never yet been hit in a duel, and would therefore have no hesitation in fighting one; he had never yet been seriously injured in riding, and would therefore ride any horse boldly; he had never had his head broken in a row, and therefore would readily go into one; he cared little for bodily pain if it did not incapacitate him,- little at least for any pain he had as yet endured, and his imagination was not strong enough to suggest any worse evil.- "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", Anthony Trollope.