deactivate

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  • de-activate
  • deäctivate

EtymologyEdit

de- +‎ activate

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VerbEdit

deactivate (third-person singular simple present deactivates, present participle deactivating, simple past and past participle deactivated)

  1. (ergative) to make something inactive or no longer effective
  2. to prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme)
  3. to remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 23:52