Adjective "deactivated" definition and examples

(Deactivated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/diːˈaktɪveɪt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Make (something) inactive by disconnecting or destroying it.
  1. 'Once they walked away, the polling officer would deactivate the machine and their vote would be recorded as a ‘no’ vote.'
  2. 'If vegetables or herbs are blanched before they are frozen, this deactivates enzymes and ‘sets' their colour.'
  3. 'It will deactivate any drones or tracking weapons that get too close.'
  4. 'The survey also showed most parents were unaware that child car seats should never be used on any seat fitted with an airbag unless the airbag is deactivated.'
  5. 'This will speed deactivating the phone if it was stolen.'
  6. 'Two of the members of the squad have already bagged the gallantry medal for deactivating a live explosive which was planted in a Police quarters.'
  7. 'He led Jess out by her good arm, stopping at the front of the bar to deactivate the alarm system.'
  8. 'The council is also reminding local people that when they go on holiday they will not be able to deactivate their burglar alarm if it is falsely triggered.'
  9. 'Then without even giving a proper bill of charges, they went ahead and deactivated my connection since I had allegedly exceeded my calling value.'
  10. 'The prison guards had deactivated the emergency call buttons in the solitary cells.'
  11. 'With the signal battalion deactivated, the burden of managing the installation, operation and maintenance of communications systems did not fall on the shoulders of the BTB.'
  12. 'The Army Air Defense Command was deactivated nationwide that year and with it came the end of Fort Hancock's military status.'

More definitions

1. to cause to be inactive; remove the effectiveness of.

2. to demobilize or disband (a military unit).

3. to render (a bomb, shell, or the like) inoperative, especially by disconnecting, removing, or otherwise interfering with the action of the fuze.

4. Chemistry. to render (a chemical, enzyme, catalyst, etc.) inactive. verb (used without object), deactivated, deactivating.

5. Physical Chemistry. to lose radioactivity.|

More examples(as adjective)

"accidents can be deactivated."

"weapons can be deactivated."

"says can be deactivated."

"people can be deactivated."

"facilities can be deactivated."

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Origin

(deactivate)