inactivate

[in-ak-tuh-veyt]
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:
1905–10; inactive + -ate1

inactivation, noun
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inactivate (ɪnˈæktɪˌveɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to render inactive
 
inacti'vation
 
n

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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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Example sentences for inactivation
Rendering practices and inactivation of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents.
Inactivation of one allele of some tumor suppressor genes is sufficient to cause tumors.
There she underwent an availability preparing her for inactivation.
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