incapacitate


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incapacitate

(ĭn″kă-păs′ĭ-tāt)
Being made incapable of some function, act or strength. This may be purely physical or intellectual or both.
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THERMAL GUN: Still being developed but is designed to force up a suspect's body temperature and incapacitate him as if he suddenly developed a high fever.
As a result, military and law enforcement professionals need weapons that can zap, shock, stun, subdue, nauseate, temporarily blind, or otherwise incapacitate opponents without putting themselves or others at risk.