verb in·ac·ti·vate \(ˌ)i-ˈnak-tə-ˌvāt\

Definition of INACTIVATE

transitive verb
:  to make inactive <chemicals to inactivate viruses>
in·ac·ti·va·tion \-ˌnak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of INACTIVATE


Rhymes with INACTIVATE

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Medical Dictionary


transitive verb in·ac·ti·vate \(ˈ)in-ˈak-tə-ˌvāt\

Medical Definition of INACTIVATE

:  to make inactive: as a :  to destroy certain biological activities of <inactivate the complement of normal serum by heat> b :  to cause (as an infective agent) to lose disease-producing capacity <inactivate bacteria>
in·ac·ti·va·tion \(ˌ)in-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun
in·ac·ti·va·tor \-ˌvāt-ər\ noun


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