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incapacitate


incapacitated the suspect with a stun gun
  make unable to perform a certain action
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  • incapacitated the suspect with a stun gun
  • Or an incapacitating headache.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The doctor also said the dementia would progress and that Walter would likely become incapacitated.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • That we are again out of certain anesthetics and painkillers, which I believe you are offering to the colonel too frequently, perhaps even with the intent to incapacitate him.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • After that it was only a question of tearing out a few stones, prying apart a few boards, chiseling out some mortar, bending the bars of a metal grate enough to squeeze through (that’s how I broke my arm), then incapacitating the guards and using their keys to unlock my shackles.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Cain had incapacitated Verin while he summoned the creature; it liked its blood hot.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Precise hit, otherwise you incapacitate instead of kill.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It fired the Irish romanticism within me, as did Mr. Stone’s accounts of the hurricane of ’59 that crushed boats and docks like playthings, that uprooted oak trees as tall as towers, that incapacitated a town thirty miles from the island and made it a national disaster area.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • My jangled nerves together with the sight of these incapacitated angels and the smell of faulty combustion leaking up from the engine—all merged into a phantasm of aching anxiety.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The gods are incapacitated, yes?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • You didn’t incapacitate her, did you?"
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Ten yards away, Cantos tightens his grip on his sword, ready to incapacitate Samson and end this.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I try to jerk away but I’m still too incapacitated.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But if he’s that incapacitated, how has he managed to stay alive?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • In two days, the Bird was violently ill, completely incapacitated with rocketing diarrhea and a 105-degree fever.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • If anyone tried to get past the cordon, they reacted swiftly, disarming and incapacitating whoever dared to run.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • This week, a Somali woman who worked at Luma’s cleaning company had become all but incapacitated from back pain.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Either because the prep team’s incapacitated or I’m too on edge, Plutarch releases me from Mockingjay duties for the rest of the day.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It was easy to imagine Chris McCandless making the same mistake as the Indian woman and becoming similarly incapacitated.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • With Jake incapacitated, I’m senior camper.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Dionysus was incapacitated yesterday.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Melanie was incapacitated with fear, unable to think in coherent words.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • She was a small woman whom Silas could incapacitate easily, but he had vowed not to use force unless absolutely necessary.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Not fatal, but it’s definitely incapacitating.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Wes was incapacitated, the side of his head pressed against the cruiser, but he still had the boy who’d punched him in his sights.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • (which, by the way, work wonders to incapacitate an enemy).
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Second, if Kohler’s episode ran its usual course, he was probably still incapacitated.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My instincts recoiled against seeing an immortal incapacitated that way; it was profoundly wrong.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It tore through Eragon with a savage strength, seeking to incapacitate him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Treatment should be repeated until the association in the animal’s mind between the sound of the whistle and the feeling of intense, incapacitating nausea is fixed and totally unambiguous.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • What she wanted to do was incapacitate this insolent pup with her elbow and use his miserable hide for leverage.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On the succeeding morning I was laid up, and during three weeks I remained incapacitated for attending to my duties: a calamity never experienced prior to that period, and never, I am thankful to say, since.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It’s not until an hour or two after each and every one of the incapacitated folks has been cleaned, fed, and parked outside their doors that it’s safe to poke your head out.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He may be incapacitated for weeks.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • And it incapacitated you?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And for a long time it’s been clear that if you have two people operating the airplane cooperatively, you will have a safer operation than if you have a single pilot flying the plane and another person who is simply there to take over if the pilot is incapacitated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • So Beidleman assembled those who were ambulatory, and then he, Schoening, Gammelgaard, Groom, and the two Sherpas stumbled off into the storm to get help, leaving behind the four incapacitated clients with Tim Madsen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The extent of the calamity left Mr. Letterblair white and incapacitated.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I was up sick all night, and the next day I was completely incapacitated.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Leave just enough sensation so they know where they are and what they are doing, but not so much that pain can incapacitate them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Tess Durbeyfield’s experience was of this incapacitating kind.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And we understand that the surviving parent of these children is herself severely mentally incapacitated.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The lot of Drs Fujii, Kanda, and Machii right after the explosion — and, as these three were typical, that of the majority of the physicians and surgeons of Hiroshima — with their offices and hospitals destroyed, their equipment scattered, their own bodies incapacitated in varying degrees, explained why so many citizens Who were hurt went untended and why so many Who might have lived died.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • "Here they are in prison, and henceforth they will be incapacitated for doing any harm," he thought, "but what a lamentable family in distress!"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It seems to be your opinion, that the very office of an antiquary, employed in grave, and, as the vulgar will sometimes allege, in toilsome and minute research, must be considered as incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Shut up! I commanded the voice before terror could incapacitate me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • You mean your cybrid was incapacitated while the virus destroyed you?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • While it did not incapacitate the president, it did weaken him and, according to his cabinet, made him even more irascible.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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