Decapacitate vs. Incapacitate

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  • Decapacitate (verb)

    To reduce something’s or someone’s capability to do something.

    “Calcium bursts would increase spermatozoa motility, where cholesterol would decapacitate spermatozoa, so preventing untimely activation.”

  • Incapacitate (verb)

    to make incapable (of doing something)

    “The police officer was incapacitated by a blow to the head.”

  • Incapacitate (verb)

    prevent from functioning in a normal way

    “he was incapacitated by a heart attack”

  • Incapacitate (verb)

    deprive (someone) of their legal capacity.

Oxford Dictionary

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