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Verb: deactivate  dee'ak-tu,veyt
  1. Remove from active military status or reassign
    "The men were deactivated after five years of service"
     
  2. Make inactive
    "they deactivated the file";
    - inactivate

Derived forms: deactivates, deactivating, deactivated

Type of: alter, change, discharge, modify, muster out

Encyclopedia: Deactivate