HyperDic: deactivate

English > 2 senses of the word deactivate:
VERBchangedeactivateremove from active military status or reassign
changedeactivate, inactivatemake inactive
deactivate > pronunciation
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English > deactivate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove from active military status or reassign.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The men were deactivated after five years of service"
Broaderdischarge, muster outRelease from military service
Nounsdeactivationbreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
English > deactivate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake inactive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"they deactivated the file"
Narrowerparalyze, paralysemake powerless and unable to function
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeactivatemake active or more active
Spanishdesactivar, inactivar
Nounsdeactivationthe act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)

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