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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. release from military service or remove from the active list of military service;
[syn: demobilize, inactivate, demobilise]

2. make inactive;
- Example: "they deactivated the file"
[syn: inactivate, deactivate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

inactivate \inactivate\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. inactivated; p. pr. & vb. n. inactivating.] to make inactive; as, boiling will inactivate most enzymes; acetylation of the antibiotic inactivated it. Syn: deactivate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] Note: To inactivate an enzyme or chemical usually renders it permanently inactive; to inactivate a machine (as by turning a switch) may be reversible, and for machines and devices, the term deactivate is usually used. The distinction is worth preserving. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inactivate v 1: release from military service or remove from the active list of military service [syn: demobilize, inactivate, demobilise] [ant: call up, mobilise, mobilize, rally] 2: make inactive; "they deactivated the file" [syn: inactivate, deactivate] [ant: activate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "inactivate": bugger, cripple, de-energize, debilitate, disable, disenable, drain, enfeeble, hamstring, hors de combat, incapacitate, kibosh, lame, maim, put, queer, queer the works, sabotage, spike, unfit, weaken, wing, wreck