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incapacitate

INCAPAC'ITATE, v.t. [in and capacitate.]

1. To deprive of capacity or natural power of learning, knowing, understanding or performing. Old age and infirmity often incapacitate men to exercise the office of a judge.

2. To render or make incapable; as, infancy incapacitates a child for learning algebra.

3. To disable; to weaken; to deprive of competent power or ability. This is an improper use of the word. The loss of an arm disables a soldier, but does not incapacitate him.

4. To render unfit; as, infancy incapacitates one for marriage.

5. To disqualify; to deprive of legal or constitutional requisites; as, conviction of a crime incapacitates one to be a witness.



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INCAPAC'ITATE, v.t. [in and capacitate.]

1. To deprive of capacity or natural power of learning, knowing, understanding or performing. Old age and infirmity often incapacitate men to exercise the office of a judge.

2. To render or make incapable; as, infancy incapacitates a child for learning algebra.

3. To disable; to weaken; to deprive of competent power or ability. This is an improper use of the word. The loss of an arm disables a soldier, but does not incapacitate him.

4. To render unfit; as, infancy incapacitates one for marriage.

5. To disqualify; to deprive of legal or constitutional requisites; as, conviction of a crime incapacitates one to be a witness.

IN-CA-PAC'I-TATE, v.t. [in and capacitate.]

  1. To deprive of capacity or natural power of learning, knowing, understanding, or performing. Old age and infirmity often incapacitate men to exercise the office of a judge.
  2. To render or make incapable; as, infancy incapacitates a child for learning algebra.
  3. To disable; to weaken; to deprive of competent power or ability. This is an improper use of the word. The loss of an arm disables a soldier, but does not incapacitate him.
  4. To render unfit; as, infancy incapacitates one for marriage.
  5. To disqualify; to deprive of legal or constitutional requisites; as, conviction of a crime incapacitates one to be a witness.

In`ca*pac"i*tate
  1. To deprive of capacity or natural power] to disable; to render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age incapacitated him for war.
  2. To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or of ability or competency for the performance of certain civil acts; to disqualify.

    It absolutely incapacitated them from holding rank, office, function, or property. Milman.

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Incapacitate

INCAPAC'ITATE, verb transitive [in and capacitate.]

1. To deprive of capacity or natural power of learning, knowing, understanding or performing. Old age and infirmity often incapacitate men to exercise the office of a judge.

2. To render or make incapable; as, infancy incapacitates a child for learning algebra.

3. To disable; to weaken; to deprive of competent power or ability. This is an improper use of the word. The loss of an arm disables a soldier, but does not incapacitate him.

4. To render unfit; as, infancy incapacitates one for marriage.

5. To disqualify; to deprive of legal or constitutional requisites; as, conviction of a crime incapacitates one to be a witness.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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prank

PRANK, v.t. To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or adjust to ostentation.

In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank.

It is often followed by up.

--And me, poor lowly maid,

Most goddess-like prankt up.

PRANK, n. Properly, a sudden start or sally. [See Prance.] Hence, a wild flight; a capering; a gambol.

1. A capricious action; a ludicrous or merry trick, or a mischievous act, rather for sport than injury. Children often play their pranks on each other.

--In came the harpies and played their accustomed pranks.

PRANK, a. Frolicksome; full of gambols or tricks.

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