from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To render inactive.
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- v. To make inactive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to make inactive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render inactive: applied to an immune serum the complement of which is being destroyed by heat or by age. Such a serum can be reactivated by the addition of fresh serum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
- v. make inactive
From inactive + -ate. (Wiktionary)