deactivation

Definitions of deactivation
  1. noun
    breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    synonyms: inactivation
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    type of:
    discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  2. noun
    the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    synonyms: defusing
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    Antonyms:
    activation
    making active and effective (as a bomb)
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, termination
    the act of ending something
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