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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
deactivate
deactivate
Present
I deactivate
you deactivate
he/she/it deactivates
we deactivate
you deactivate
they deactivate
Preterite
I deactivated
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he/she/it deactivated
we deactivated
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they deactivated
Present Continuous
I am deactivating
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he/she/it is deactivating
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you are deactivating
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Present Perfect
I have deactivated
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he/she/it has deactivated
we have deactivated
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Past Continuous
I was deactivating
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he/she/it was deactivating
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you were deactivating
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Past Perfect
I had deactivated
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we had deactivated
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they had deactivated
Future
I will deactivate
you will deactivate
he/she/it will deactivate
we will deactivate
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they will deactivate
Future Perfect
I will have deactivated
you will have deactivated
he/she/it will have deactivated
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Future Continuous
I will be deactivating
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he/she/it will be deactivating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deactivating
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he/she/it has been deactivating
we have been deactivating
you have been deactivating
they have been deactivating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deactivating
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he/she/it will have been deactivating
we will have been deactivating
you will have been deactivating
they will have been deactivating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deactivating
you had been deactivating
he/she/it had been deactivating
we had been deactivating
you had been deactivating
they had been deactivating
Conditional
I would deactivate
you would deactivate
he/she/it would deactivate
we would deactivate
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they would deactivate
Past Conditional
I would have deactivated
you would have deactivated
he/she/it would have deactivated
we would have deactivated
you would have deactivated
they would have deactivated
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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