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Definition of inactivate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

inactivate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈæktəˌveɪt//
 
inactivate something (technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inactivate
 
he / she / it inactivates
 
past simple inactivated
 
-ing form inactivating
 
 
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to make something stop doing something; to make something no longer active The disinfection units destroy bacteria and inactivate viruses but do not remove chemical pollutants.
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