capacitation


capacitation

verb (used with object), ca·pac·i·tat·ed, ca·pac·i·tat·ing.

  1. to make capable; enable.

verb (tr)

  1. to make legally competent
  2. rare to make capable
v.

1650s, from Latin capacitas (see capacity) + -ate (2). Related: Capacitation.

n.

  1. The change undergone by spermatozoa in the female genital tract that enables them to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

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