• WordNet 3.6
    • v inactivate make inactive "they deactivated the file"
    • v inactivate release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inactivate To render inactive: applied to an immune serum the complement of which is being destroyed by heat or by age. Such a serum can be reactivated by the addition of fresh serum.
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In literature:

Wassermann reaction with spinal fluid negative, both active and inactivated.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
The first, inactivation of the 24th Infantry and the choice of a replacement, was quickly overcome.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Ah, it is inactivated.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
And every known enzyme system can be inactivated by adverse conditions of one sort or another.
"Contamination Crew" by Alan Edward Nourse
The tube, inactivated immediately after the blowout, was cold.
"Spillthrough" by Daniel F. Galouye
When an enzyme has once been inactivated by heating, or "killed," it can never be restored to activity again.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The toxic agent is not inactivated by alcohol.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
It inactivates an enzyme which controls the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle, acetylcholine esterase.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous

In news:

Medline Industries, Inc. Medline has introduced the Curad® BioMask™, an FDA cleared antiviral face mask that inactivates flu viruses.
A study from the University of London claims the sun inactivates the chickenpox virus before it can spread to another person.
Inactivation of Retroviruses by pH.
New Practice for Process for Inactivation of Retrovirus by pH.
The third in a series of eight case studies from the Product Quality Research Institute focuses on facility biocontainment and inactivation .
Slow inactivation of a tetrodotoxin-sensitive current in canine cardiac Purkinje fibers.
Subthreshold Sodium Current from Rapidly Inactivating Sodium.
Mechanisms of inactivation and implications for management of patients.
Mutations that inactivate either TSC1 or TSC2 cause tuberous sclerosis.
Medline Launches US Health Care Industry's First FDA Cleared Face Mask that Inactivates Flu Viruses.
Despite WHO's recommendation to switch the poliomyelitis vaccine from oral polio vaccine (OPV) to inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in countries where polio elimination has been achieved, Japan has continued to use OPV.
Army inactivates Savannah-based 260th Quartermaster Battalion.
Jimmy Brown, right, and Col. Ron Novack roll up and case the 260th Quartermaster Battalion colors Thursday morning during an inactivation ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield.
Slow inactivation of a tetrodotoxin -sensitive current in canine cardiac Purkinje fibers.
The Navy inactivated the USS Enterprise during a ceremony in Norfolk on Saturday after 51 years of service.

In science:

It uses a Gaussian distribution for null, or inactivated, data, a Gamma distribution for activated data, and a negative Gamma distribution for deactivated data.
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
These were first converted to z -score maps, to obtain approximatively Gaussian statistics in inactivated voxels.
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
Q14: How might a mutation be creative? A. It could not be; all naturally occurring mutations are destructive. B. If the mutation inactivated a gene that was harmful. C. ✔ If the mutation altered the gene product's activity. D. If the mutation had no effect on the activity of the gene product.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
This often limits the search to perturbations that are locally deleterious, such as the temporary inactivation of a node.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
Genetic networks are riddled with motifs such that switches activate or inactivate each other indirectly, via common neighbours.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems