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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The current MPM-NLWS program will meet this challenge by providing a NL capability that can incapacitate targets and increase standoff, while limiting the risk of collateral damage, yet not encumbering the use of lethal systems.
developing pharmacological "calmatives" that could incapacitate combatants.
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.
New studies show that this effect, called intrinsic birefringence, could incapacitate the next generation of factory tools for making chips.
Scientists think that one or more compounds in the juice incapacitate an enzyme that breaks down drugs, effectively increasing the amount of medicine available to the body--sometimes with dangerous consequences.
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.
The first named attorney may be in the same accident that incapacitates you and also may be unable to act.