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Noun: deactivation  dee,ak-ti'vey-shun
  1. (military) breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    - inactivation
     
  2. The act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    - defusing

Derived forms: deactivations

Type of: chuck [Brit], conclusion, discharge, dismissal, dismission, ending, firing, heave-ho, liberation, release, sack, sacking, severance, termination

Antonym: activation

Encyclopedia: Deactivation