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inactivate

[ in-ak-tuh-veyt ]
/ 瑟n藞忙k t蓹藢ve瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路ac路ti路vat路ed, in路ac路ti路vat路ing.
to make inactive: The bomb was inactivated.
Immunology. to stop the activity of (certain biological substances).
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Origin of inactivate

First recorded in 1905鈥10; inactive + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM inactivate

in路ac路ti路va路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inactivate

inactivate
/ (瑟n藞忙kt瑟藢ve瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to render inactive

Derived forms of inactivate

inactivation, noun
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Medical definitions for inactivate

inactivate
[ 沫n-膬kt蓹-v膩t鈥 ]

v.
To render nonfunctional.
To make quiescent.

Other words from inactivate

in鈥c鈥瞭i鈥ation n.
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