inactivate

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

Definition of inactivate

transitive verb
:to make inactive
  • chemicals to inactivate viruses

inactivation

play \(ˌ)i-ˌnak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of inactivate

1906


Medical Dictionary

inactivate

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

medical Definition of inactivate

inactivated; inactivating
: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

inactivation

play \(ˌ)in-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

inactivator

play \-ˌvāt-ər\ noun

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