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    incompassitate

    As far as I can tell it has something to do with severing, breaking up...and even has a connection with psychic...So far I've only encountered this word in american english.
    Please, give me full extent of the meaning of this particular word.

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    Re: incompassitate

    Are you sure it's not a typo for "incapacitate"? Otherwise, it could be a not-very-good made-up word meaning 'deprive of a sense of direction' - that would fit in with the sort of pop psychology that is keen on expressions like 'a moral compass'.


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    Re: incompassitate

    Perhaps you mean incapacitate? To incapacitate is to deprive someone or something of strength or ability; to disable him/her/it.

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    Re: incompassitate

    Perhaps it derived from incapacitate. But now it looks like a new word (incompassitated) synonymous with incoherent. Of course you may be right that it's been written in a wrong way, but frankly...search the web, it's full of it.

    However, thanks.

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    Re: incompassitate

    Dear Exiled:

    I did search the Web, and came upon such examples as the following:

    not only helps the ship servive the battel but manages to severly incompassitate the enimy ship. and this begines the Piolting days of our Janator .

    You will note that there are seven misspelled words (not counting incompassitate). This strengthens my original opinion that the word in question is incapacitate.

    All best wishes,
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    Re: incompassitate

    Quote Originally Posted by exiled View Post
    Perhaps it derived from incapacitate. But now it looks like a new word (incompassitated) synonymous with incoherent. Of course you may be right that it's been written in a wrong way, but frankly...search the web, it's full of it.

    However, thanks.
    As Petra implied, the Internet is 'full of' a lot of things, including mistakes. It's a very valuable resource, but ...

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    Re: incompassitate

    PS Here's an example, from a discussion of small arms at M-16 vs. M-4 [Archive] - Sean Hannity Discussion :

    As far as the small arms M4 vs M16 I would go for the M4. Easier to use in close quaters with the same punch of a M16. But seriously, they are both just elongated .22 rounds. These weapons are designed to incompassitate.
    This is not a synonym or a new word, it is a mistake for 'incapacitate'. Of course, if enough people make a mistake often enough, it can become a new word; but *incompassitate hasn't made the grade yet, and probably won't this century (if ever).

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    Re: incompassitate

    Quote Originally Posted by exiled View Post
    ...search the web, it's full of it.
    Indeed!
    Urban Dictionary: full of it

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    Re: incompassitate

    I thought of that, but thought I'd let someone else say it...

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