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

 

deactivate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deactivate
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt//
 
he / she / it deactivates
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪts//
 
past simple deactivated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
past participle deactivated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪd//
 
-ing form deactivating
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
Devices
 
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deactivate something to make something such as a device or chemical process stop working Do you know how to deactivate the alarm? See related entries: Devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deactivate