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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To render inactive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to make inactive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make inactive.

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

  • verb release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  • verb make inactive

Etymologies

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From inactive + -ate.

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