• IPA: /ˌɪn.kəˌpæs.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/


  1. The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.
    • 1822, Charles Lamb, The Best Letters of Charles Lamb, LXVIII. To Wordsworth. March 20:
      I dare not whisper to myself a pension on this side of absolute incapacitation and infirmity, till years have sucked me dry.
    • 2006 Dec. 14, Karen Tumulty, "[,8599,1569727,00.html Johnson's Illness Puts Control of the Senate in Doubt]," Time:
      The incapacitation of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson has put all eyes in Washington on what is normally a little-noticed Senate vote now scheduled for Jan. 4.

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