deactivate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt/
  • Hyphenation: de‧ac‧ti‧vate

Verb[change]

Plain form
deactivate

Third-person singular
deactivates

Past tense
deactivated

Past participle
deactivated

Present participle
deactivating

  1. (transitive) To deactivate means to make something not active.
    The machine deactivated the screen because it was idle.

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