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.
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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Immediate incapacitation in a human target occurs from hits to the brain and the spinal cord, preferably in the region of the neck.
The report found the probable cause was "pilot incapacitation in impact with terrain".
The incident, classified as a case of "incapacitation", is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
The strategic incapacitation model emphasizes surveillance and intelligence gathering, along with pre-emptive policing techniques, with routine and pervasive surveillance of protest movements having become the new normal in many Western states (Gillham 2011).
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Under the revised guidelines, PTD disabilities include complete loss of sight of both eyes; loss of two limbs at or above the ankle or wrist; permanent complete paralysis of two limbs that results in total loss of voluntary movement of legs or arms; and brain injury that lead to incurable imbecility, insanity, or physical incapacitation.
Due to the project of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan on financing healthcare organizations based on the results, specialists of the obstetrical services managed to learn and launch a relatively accessible and effective method of fighting against obstetric blooding and prevent mortality and incapacitation of women during labor, the Ministry said.
The CM also approved that a policeman, who suffers permanent incapacitation, would get Rs1 million instead of Rs 0.5 million and the one who suffer temporary incapacitation would receive Rs 0.5 million.
That protects against the potential incapacitation of one pilot and helps with the cockpit workload.
A viral illness was cited as the primary cause for Root's incapacitation but the hot weather might also have contributed and, at the very least, brought the matter to the attention of the influential advisory group.
The military authorities shall pay the above-mentioned bonus to all officers who, prior to the issuance of this decision, were recommended not to continue their military service for their incapacitation for military service and their salaries were suspended in order to complete the necessary procedures for the issuance of royal orders to terminate their services and this decision was issued before the issuance of those orders, as of the date of suspension of payment of their salaries until the date of issuance of those orders.
LegacyArmour enables individuals to deliver information such as important documents, images, or account passwords to someone else at a designated time or upon a triggering event such as incapacitation or death.
Because the study includes only two years of data past the imposition of the three strikes legislation (1994), it does not account for any incapacitation effect.
Documents also state that the victim is incapable of consent by reason of mental incapacitation.
After a prolonged period of incapacitation, on August 16, 1961 he died of cancer in Karachi.