Definition of Inactivate

1. Verb. Release from military service or remove from the active list of military service.

Exact synonyms: Demobilise, Demobilize
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Muster Out
Derivative terms: Demobilisation, Demobilization, Inactivation
Antonyms: Mobilize



2. Verb. Make inactive. "They deactivated the file"
Exact synonyms: Deactivate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Paralyse, Paralyze
Derivative terms: Deactivation, Inactivation
Antonyms: Activate

Definition of Inactivate

1. Verb. To make inactive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inactivate

1. [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

Medical Definition of Inactivate

1. To destroy the biological activity or the effects of an agent or substance, as the activity of complement is destroyed when serum is heated. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inactivate

inaccessibility
inaccessible
inaccessibleness
inaccessibly
inaccordant
inaccuracies
inaccuracy
inaccurate
inaccurately
inaccurateness
inacquaintance
inacquiescent
inaction
inactions
inactivate (current term)
inactivated
inactivated polio vaccine
inactivated poliovirus vaccine
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inactivations
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inactivators
inactive
inactive mutant
inactive repressor
inactive tuberculosis

Literary usage of Inactivate

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1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Whereas nickel, cobalt, copper and zinc inactivate urease, iron does not inactivate urease. Although the other substances examined inactivate urease, ..."

2. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"The same substances which kill living cells, like formaldehyde, hydrocyanic acid, mercuric chloride, phenol, will also inactivate enzymes, though usually ..."

3. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Tables 1, 3, and 5 show the IF50/IC50 ratio—the ratio of the dose needed to produce 50% inhibition of the function to the dose needed to inactivate 50% of ..."

4. Disinfectants: Do They Work? by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Disinfectant The disinfectant is intended to destroy or inactivate one or more major species of bacteria, depending upon whether the disinfectant makes a ..."

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