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de·ac·ti·vate

 (dē-ăk′tə-vāt′)
tr.v. de·ac·ti·vat·ed, de·ac·ti·vat·ing, de·ac·ti·vates
1. To render inactive or ineffective.
2. To inhibit, block, or disrupt the action of (an enzyme or other biological agent).
3. To remove from active military status.

de·ac′ti·va′tion n.
de·ac′ti·va′tor n.

deactivate

(diːˈæktɪˌveɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to make (a bomb, etc) harmless or inoperative
2. (Atomic Physics) (intr) to become less radioactive
3. (Military) (tr) US to end the active status of (a military unit)
4. (Chemistry) chem to return or cause to return from an activated state to a normal or ground state
deˌactiˈvation n
deˈactiˌvator n

de•ac•ti•vate

(diˈæk təˌveɪt)

v. -vat•ed, -vat•ing. v.t.
1. to make inactive: to deactivate a chemical.
2. to demobilize or disband (a military unit).
3. to render (a bomb or shell) inoperative.
v.i.
4. to lose radioactivity.
[1900–05]
de•ac`ti•va′tion, n.
de•ac′ti•va`tor, n.

deactivate


Past participle: deactivated
Gerund: deactivating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will deactivate
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Future Perfect
I will have deactivated
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Future Continuous
I will be deactivating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deactivating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deactivating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deactivating
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Conditional
I would deactivate
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Past Conditional
I would have deactivated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deactivate - remove from active military status or reassign; "The men were deactivated after five years of service"
muster out, discharge - release from military service
2.deactivate - make inactive; "they deactivated the file"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
paralyse, paralyze - make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
Translations
deaktivirati

deactivate

[diːˈæktɪveɪt] VTdesactivar

deactivate

[diˈæktɪveɪt] vt (= disable) [+ bomb, alarm] → désactiver

deactivate

deactivate

[diːˈæktɪˌveɪt] vtdisattivare
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