In·ca·pac·i·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incapacitated p. pr. & vb. n. Incapacitating ]
1. To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age incapacitated him for war.
2. Law To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or of ability or competency for the performance of certain civil acts; to disqualify.
It absolutely incapacitated them from holding rank, office, function, or property. --Milman.
adj 1: lacking in or deprived of strength or power; "lying ill and
helpless"; "helpless with laughter" [syn: helpless]
2: incapacitated by injury or illness [syn: disabled, handicapped]