English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'incapacitate'

(verb) 
Definition
to deprive (a person) of strength, power, or ability
A serious fall incapacitated him.
Synonyms
immobilize
a car alarm that immobilizes the engine
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paralyse
The strike has virtually paralysed the country.
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prostrate
The prostrated army shuffled and reordered.
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put someone out of action (informal)
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lay someone up (informal)
He was recovering from a knee injury that laid him up for six months.
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unfit (rare)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cripple
Definition
to make a cripple of
He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
in the sense of disable
Definition
to make ineffective, unfit, or incapable
Tendon damage really disabled her.
Synonyms
put out of action,
disempower,
enfeeble,
render hors de combat
in the sense of lay someone up
Definition
to confine through illness
He was recovering from a knee injury that laid him up for six months.
Synonyms
confine (to bed),
hospitalize,

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