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deactivate

(dē-ăk′tə-vāt′)
tr.v. deacti·vated, deacti·vating, deacti·vates
1. To render inactive or ineffective.
2. To inhibit, block, or disrupt the action of (an enzyme or other biological agent).
3. To remove from active military status.

de·ac′ti·va′tion n.
de·ac′ti·va′tor n.
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Beside inhibitors, antioxidants, and stabilizers this class of additives includes inhibitors that prevent corrosion and rust formation and also metal deactivators inhibiting gum formation catalysed by some metals.
Herkert subject pacemakers, defibrillators, and other devices to the energy fields created by a representative sample of eight electronic article surveillance systems and two EAS system tag deactivators provided by their manufacturers.
Don Kost, vice-president of sales and marketing at RF Technologies/Code Alert, says that "the biggest trend in wandering devices is integration, with wandering device manufacturers partnering with general communications companies." In this way, he says, companies can offer complete Windows-based telephone systems that include antiwandering devices and door locks and elevator deactivators that are linked to nurse call systems, smoke and fire alarms - even quick-response units for residents who wear alert pendants.
Another new series of products from Ampacet is recommended for use in PP as metal deactivators. The basic product is 100449, and the UVI versions are 100448 and 100434.
In addition, diffusion of activator causes to congregate deactivators which cannot participate in reaction with dormant chains.
The solution integrates ADT's extended line of Sensormatic Ultra*Max deactivators with NCR's latest generation, small-footprint bioptic scanner/scale, the NCR RealScan 74 OFX.
For instance, he says, current deactivators can be retrofit to handle all three types of EAS tags at a cost of about $10 a unit.
As for cost, Ptak contends that when you factor in the cost of deactivators at each scanner, deactivation systems are about as expensive as pass-around systems.
Ultraviolet radiation absorbers and/or metal deactivators are also sometimes included to protect the polymer against specific degraders.
Hostanox OSP-1 metal deactivator and antioxidant has stronger metal deactivating properties than other metal deactivators.
Two integrated Sensormatic Ultra-Max anti-theft tag deactivators extend the unit's deactivation ranges, reducing false product identifications and scan failures, and improving cashier productivity and throughput.
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