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  • n. the act of deactivating something, such as a bomb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of deactivating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Loss of radioactivity: said of radium and its emanations, and of other radio-active substances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
  • n. the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)


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