Definitions for deactivatediˈæk təˌveɪt

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  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"


  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

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