deactivate

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verb de·ac·ti·vate \(ˌ)dē-ˈak-tə-ˌvāt\

Definition of deactivate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make inactive or ineffective <deactivate a bomb> <deactivate a chemical compound>

deactivation

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

deactivator

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈak-tə-ˌvā-tər\ noun

Examples of deactivate in a sentence

  1. <deactivate the machine carefully, or you'll risk an electric shock>

1926

First Known Use of deactivate

1926


DEACTIVATE Defined for English Language Learners

deactivate

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verb de·ac·ti·vate \(ˌ)dē-ˈak-tə-ˌvāt\

Definition of deactivate for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) no longer active or effective


Medical Dictionary

deactivate

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

Medical Definition of deactivate

deactivated

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deactivating

  1. 1:  to make inactive or ineffective

  2. 2:  to deprive of chemical activity <deactivate an enzyme>

deactivation

\-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən\play noun


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