inactivation

Definitions of inactivation
  1. noun
    the process of rendering inactive
    “the gene inactivation system”
    “thermal inactivation of serum samples”
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    Antonyms:
    activation
    stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
    type of:
    action, activity, natural action, natural process
    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  2. noun
    breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    synonyms: deactivation
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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)
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