[in-kuh-pas-i-tee] /ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ ti/
lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
Law. lack of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.
noun (pl) -ties
lack of power, strength, or capacity; inability
1610s, from French incapacité (16c.), from Medieval Latin incapacitatem (nominative incapacitas), from Late Latin incapax (genitive incapacis) “incapable,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + Latin capax “capable,” literally “able to hold much,” from capere “to take” (see capable). Often used 17c. as a legal term referring to inability to take, receive, or deal with in some way.
- Incapacity benefit
noun 1. (in Britain) a regular government payment made to people who are unable to work for an extended period through disability
/ɪnˌkæpəˈriːnə/ noun 1. a cheap high-protein food made of cottonseed, sorghum flours, maize, yeast, etc, used, esp in Latin America, to prevent protein-deficiency diseases
[in-kap-suh-leyt, -syoo-] /ɪnˈkæp səˌleɪt, -syʊ-/ verb (used with or without object), incapsulated, incapsulating. 1. . /ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. a less common spelling of encapsulate
adjective 1. installed or provided within a car: an in-car hi-fi system