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Definition of inactivate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inactivate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inactivate
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪt//
 
he / she / it inactivates
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪts//
 
past simple inactivated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
past participle inactivated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
-ing form inactivating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈæktɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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inactivate something (specialist) to make something stop doing something; to make something no longer active The disinfection units destroy bacteria and inactivate viruses but do not remove chemical pollutants.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inactivate