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capacitate

(kə-păs′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. capaci·tated, capaci·tating, capaci·tates
Biology To cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes needed to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

ca·pac′i·ta′tion n.
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Article 26 of the Family Code states that a divorce validly obtained by the alien spouse abroad, capacitating him to remarry shall likewise capacitate the Filipino spouse to remarry under the Philippine law."