Definitions for deactivatediˈæk təˌveɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•ac•ti•vatediˈæk təˌveɪt(v.)-vat•ed, -vat•ing.
(v.t.)to make inactive:
to deactivate a chemical.
to demobilize or disband (a military unit).
to render (a bomb or shell) inoperative.
(v.i.)to lose radioactivity.
Origin of deactivate:
remove from active military status or reassign
"The men were deactivated after five years of service"
"they deactivated the file"
to make something inactive or no longer effective
to prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme)
to remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service
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