incapacitate

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incapacitate (someone)

To cause someone to be physically unable to do something. Oh man, that illness incapacitated me for weeks—I still get tired just walking up and down the steps.
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incapacitate (someone) for (a period of time)

To cause someone to be physically unable to do something for a particular length of time. Oh man, that illness incapacitated me for weeks—I still get tired just walking up and down the steps.
See also: incapacitate, of, period

incapacitate (someone) for (something)

To cause someone to be physically unable to do something (specified after "for"). Oh, Tiffany's not that sick—this illness won't incapacitate her for her chores, I'll see to that!
See also: incapacitate

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

To cause someone to be physically unable to do something for a particular length of time. Oh, Tiffany's not that sick—this illness won't incapacitate her for her chores for long, I'll see to that!
See also: incapacitate, of, period

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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The first named attorney may be in the same accident that incapacitates you and also may be unable to act.
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.
According to this conception--which seemingly no one wants to reject--when a belief makes a patient un able to understand and appreciate relevant information, that belief incapacitates her.
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Griffin and her colleagues found that the measles virus incapacitates lymphocytes by attacking monocytes and macrophages.