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incapacitate someone (for something) (for a period of time)

to make someone physically unfit for [doing] something for a period of time. The accident incapacitated Rick for further work for a year. Sam's carelessness incapacitated Frank for a month.
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And probably we should blame those who culpably incapacitate themselves more than we do.
A central question is whether it would be possible to develop and employ weapons that can incapacitate human beings without serious consequences.
Two barbs are projected which attach to the skin or clothing and deliver an electrical charge which temporarily incapacitates the suspect.
He told the court: "The bullet flattens on impact and immediately incapacitates the target.
These weapons are explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate personnel or materiel, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired collateral damage to property and the environment.
They may also be ineffective in windy conditions and go off course or be unable to incapacitate a person who is wearing bulky clothing for example.
Though it would protect soldiers in the long run and decrease fear of enlistment, it would also incapacitate large numbers for weeks at a time, rendering the Continentals vulnerable to assault.