Deactivate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt|  American pronunciation of the word deactivate
Brit.  |diːˈaktɪveɪt|  British pronunciation of the word deactivate

verb

- remove from active military status or reassign

The men were deactivated after five years of service

- make inactive(syn: inactivate)

they deactivated the file

Examples

...deactivate the machine carefully, or you'll risk an electric shock...

The men were deactivated after five years of service

activate and then deactivate a mechanism

...specialists were able to deactivate the bomb before it went off...

a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deactivate
he/she/it: deactivates
present participle: deactivating
past tense: deactivated
past participle: deactivated
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