AskDefine | Define inactivate

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inactivate

Verb

1 release from military service or remove from the active list of military service [syn: demobilize, demobilise] [ant: call up]
2 make inactive; "they deactivated the file" [syn: deactivate] [ant: activate]

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English

Etymology

From inactive + -ate.

Pronunciation

/ɪˈnæktɪveɪt/

Verb

  1. To make inactive.

References

"'Computer inactivated, Crawford reported. 'I get nothing at all.'" - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye'', 1974

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