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Line breaks: in|cap¦aci|tant
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkəˈpasɪt(ə)nt

Definition of incapacitant in English:


A substance capable of temporarily incapacitating a person without wounding or killing them.
Example sentences
  • Tear gas, pepper spray and other incapacitants may be legally used on your own territory for the purposes of policing.
  • There are also a variety of chemical incapacitants.
  • Several scientists said the United States had conducted research on Fentanyl, a well-known drug with many medical applications, as a human incapacitant for nearly a decade.


1960s: from incapacitate + -ant.

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