[ UK /diːˈæktɪvˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˌdiˈæktɪˌveɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. make inactive
    they deactivated the file
  2. remove from active military status or reassign
    The men were deactivated after five years of service
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How To Use deactivate In A Sentence

  • The key thing here to me is that many people confuse "deactivate" with "delete". Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0
  • Please enter a subnet mask or deactivate the subnet mask filter.
  • He led Jess out by her good arm, stopping at the front of the bar to deactivate the alarm system.
  • Facebook says on its website that you can "deactivate" your account by following these steps: WIBW - HomePage - Headlines
  • At the last possible second, when Eusi saw that the Vanguard had not made a single move to power up its weapons or shields, she deactivated the blades.
  • Kevin ran to a computer and deactivated the shields and weapons.
  • It is said that certain music will deactivate brain cells, which is the root cause of negative thoughts.
  • In the process, safety systems such as the airbags and antilock braking were deactivated. Times, Sunday Times
  • a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident
  • In addition, they found that PEA -- also present in foods like eggs and peanuts -- is deactivated by a protein called N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase, which is an enzyme that breaks down molecules controlling cell inflammation. undefined
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