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DEACTIVATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deactivate mean? 

DEACTIVATE (verb)
  The verb DEACTIVATE has 2 senses:

1. remove from active military status or reassign
2. make inactive

  Familiarity information: DEACTIVATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEACTIVATE (verb)


Sense 1deactivate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove from active military status or reassign

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The men were deactivated after five years of service

Hypernyms (to "deactivate" is one way to...):

discharge; muster out (release from military service)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2deactivate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make inactive

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

deactivate; inactivate

Context example:

they deactivated the file

Hypernyms (to "deactivate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deactivate"):

paralyse; paralyze (make powerless and unable to function)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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