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INACTIVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inactivation mean? 

INACTIVATION (noun)
  The noun INACTIVATION has 2 senses:

1. the process of rendering inactive
2. breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

  Familiarity information: INACTIVATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INACTIVATION (noun)


Sense 1inactivation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of rendering inactive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Context examples:

the gene inactivation system / thermal inactivation of serum samples

Hypernyms ("inactivation" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))

Antonym:

activation (stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical)


Sense 2inactivation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deactivation; inactivation

Hypernyms ("inactivation" is a kind of...):

discharge; dismissal; dismission; firing; liberation; release; sack; sacking (the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart))

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


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