verb (used with object), in·ca·pac·i·tat·ed, in·ca·pac·i·tat·ing.
- to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable.
- Law. to deprive of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.
- to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
- to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility
1741, noun of action from incapacitate.