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inactivate

[in-ak-tuh-veyt] /ɪnˈæk təˌveɪt/
verb (used with object), inactivated, inactivating.
1.
to make inactive:
The bomb was inactivated.
2.
Immunology. to stop the activity of (certain biological substances).
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; inactive + -ate1
Related forms
inactivation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in-activate

inactivate

/ɪnˈæktɪˌveɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to render inactive
Derived Forms
inactivation, noun
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in-activate in Medicine

inactivate in·ac·ti·vate (ĭn-āk'tə-vāt')
v. in·ac·ti·vat·ed, in·ac·ti·vat·ing, in·ac·ti·vates

  1. To render nonfunctional.

  2. To make quiescent.


in·ac'ti·va'tion n.
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