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Definitions for deactivate
diˈæk təˌveɪtde·ac·ti·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deactivateverb

    remove from active military status or reassign

    "The men were deactivated after five years of service"

  2. inactivate, deactivateverb

    make inactive

    "they deactivated the file"

GCIDE

  1. deactivateverb

    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. deactivateverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. deactivateverb

    to make something inactive or no longer effective

  2. deactivateverb

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

  3. deactivateverb

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

Editors Contribution

  1. deactivate

    disconnect something to make it inactive

    I deactivated the auto-sequence for resetting the computer code.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 26, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deactivate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deactivate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of deactivate

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