Meaning of inactivate

in•ac•ti•vate

Pronunciation: (in-ak'tu-vāt"), [key]
— -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
  1. to make inactive: The bomb was inactivated.
  2. to stop the activity of (certain biological substances).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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