[ in-ak-tuh-veyt ]
/ ɪnˈæk təˌveɪt /
verb (used with object), in·ac·ti·vat·ed, in·ac·ti·vat·ing.
to make inactive: The bomb was inactivated.
Immunology. to stop the activity of (certain biological substances).
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Extracts in which no attempt was made to inactivate the enzymes present proved unsatisfactory.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
British Dictionary definitions for inactivate
/ (ɪnˈæktɪˌveɪt) /
(tr) to render inactive
Derived forms of inactivateinactivation, noun
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Medical definitions for inactivate
[ ĭn-ăk′tə-vāt′ ]
To render nonfunctional.
To make quiescent.
Other words from inactivatein•ac′ti•va′tion n.
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