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

deactivate

[diːˈæktɪveɪt] VTdesactivar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

deactivate

[diˈæktɪveɪt] vt (= disable) [+ bomb, alarm] → désactiver
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

deactivate

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

deactivate

[diːˈæktɪˌveɪt] vtdisattivare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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