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English definition of “deactivate”


verb [T]     /ˌdiˈæk.tɪ.veɪt/
to cause something to be no longer active or effective: All chemical weapons facilities will be deactivated.Not functioning deactivation     /ˌdiː.æk.tɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ US  /diˌæk-/ noun [U] FunctioningPerforming a function
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