Definitions for deactivatediˈæk təˌveɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word deactivate

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deactivate(verb)

    remove from active military status or reassign

    "The men were deactivated after five years of service"

  2. inactivate, deactivate(verb)

    make inactive

    "they deactivated the file"

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deactivate(v. t.)

    To make inactive; to render ineffective; as, to deactivate a bomb; to deactivate a machine; to deactivate the alarm. The deactivation of a machine or device is usually a reversible process; switching off an electrical device may be referred to as deactivation. To render an enzyme or catalyst ineffective is more commonly referred to as to inactivate.

  2. deactivate(v. t.)

    To disband (a military unit, or other group); to discontinue (a group activity); as, to deactivate the regiment; to deactivate the investigation.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deactivate(Verb)

    to make something inactive or no longer effective

  2. deactivate(Verb)

    to prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme)

  3. deactivate(Verb)

    to remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service


Translations for deactivate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for deactivate »

Translation

Find a translation for the deactivate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these deactivate definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"deactivate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/deactivate>.

Are we missing a good definition for deactivate? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for deactivate:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.