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English verb: incapacitate

1. incapacitate (change) make unable to perform a certain action

SamplesDisable this command on your computer.

Synonymsdisable, disenable

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)confine, hold, lay up, nobble, pinion, restrain


2. incapacitate (body) injure permanently

SamplesHe was disabled in a car accident.

Synonymsdisable, handicap, invalid

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

Narrower (hyponym)hock

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