deactivation(redirected from water deactivation)
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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.
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|Noun||1.||deactivation - breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)|
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
|2.||deactivation - the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)|
activation - making active and effective (as a bomb)