incapacitate

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Related to incapacitating: deteriorating, squandered, brought up

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.
See also: incapacitate

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. 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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We describe what we believe is the first reported case of recurrent incapacitating tinnitus secondary to inner ear tertiary syphilis in which a patient successfully responded to emergency treatment with intravenous lidocaine.
The infection in Sue's leg, although severe and long-term, wouldn't necessarily have been incapacitating because it did not affect the major weight-bearing bone or the motion of any joints, Rega contends.
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