inactivate

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inactive +‎ -ate

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inactivate (third-person singular simple present inactivates, present participle inactivating, simple past and past participle inactivated)

  1. (transitive) To make inactive.
    • 1974, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye
      'Computer inactivated,' Crawford reported. 'I get nothing at all.'

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