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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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Because the incapacitated wrongdoings were the foreseeable upshots of the agents' earlier behaviors, we trace responsibility for the incapacitated wrongdoings back to the agent's responsibility for their incapacitating actions.
Severity distribution of accidents on two-lane rural roads for State B, 1985-89 Severity Nonpassing Passing All accidents accidents accidents Fatal, incapacitating 12.56% 18.99% 12.71% (2,627) (94) (2,721) Non-incapacitating 10.42% 13.33% 10.49% (2,180) (66) (2,246) Possible injury 7.36% 11.31% 7.46% (1,540) (56) (1,596) Property damage only 69.65% 56.36% 69.34% (14,565) (279) (14,844) Total 100% 100% 100% (20,912) (495) (21,407) Note: Number of accidents are in parentheses.
Helmet laws continued to be associated with lower rates of fatalities and incapacitating injuries after adjusting for factors known to be associated with lower rates of motor vehicle fatalities, including elderly driver licensure laws, legal blood alcohol limit (lower than 0.08 percent) and household income.
My view is that there can be important reasons to respect a patient's incapacitating religious belief--that is, there can be reasons to sincerely and humbly recognize her as a competent decision-maker without pretending that she possesses all of the abilities required by the standard conception of capacity.
In this article, we describe the case of a patient with a history of chronic tinnitus secondary to tertiary otosyphilis who developed an incapacitating exacerbation of her condition and who was treated successfully on an emergency basis with intravenous lidocaine.
In our study of intentional gentamicin toxicity in patients with incapacitating unilateral Meniere's disease, the earliest we recognized a deafferentation was approximately day 9.
Although people suffering from long-term, incapacitating psychiatric disorders were once consigned to mental institutions and hospital back wards, as many as 2 out of 3 now live with family members.
We at the University of Toronto became aware that topical gentamicin was primarily toxic to the vestibular portion of the inner ear in the late 1980s, when we began using it to treat patients who had incapacitating unilateral Meniere's disease.
Powered by six AAAA batteries, it can deliver an incapacitating shock through clothing or leather, says Edward J.
Schizophrenia's mind-shattering, incapacitating symptoms usually materialize as a person stands on the brink of adulthood.
Instead, he used biographical information to classify certain broad categories of symptoms as "definite" or "probable." These included alcohol- and drug-related problems, depression, mania, incapacitating anxiety, bizarre delusions and other psychotic symptoms, bodily preoccupations, and suicide attempts.
Moreover, the study suggests that PTSD symptoms do not necessarily prove incapacitating.