Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To render inactive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

From inactive + -ate. (Wiktionary)

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