HyperDic: inactivation

English > 2 senses of the word inactivation:
NOUNprocessinactivationthe process of rendering inactive
actinactivation, deactivationbreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
inactivation > pronunciation
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English > inactivation: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of rendering inactive.
  • "the gene inactivation system"
  • "thermal inactivation of serum samples"
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Oppositeactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
Verbsinactivatemake inactive
English > inactivation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningBreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges).
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderdismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingThe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
Spanishdesactivación, neutralización
Verbsinactivaterelease from military service or remove from the active list of military service

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