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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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A consumer whose connection is deactivated shall be given a grace period of 15 days within which he can reactivate the same number," TRAI added.
The court also said he deleted 16 photos and lied at his deposition and at trial, claiming he never deactivated his page or deleted photos.
The research also showed that the mice with deactivated GPR120 gene exhibited symptoms of fatty liver and diabetes.
Anti-terrorism officers in Hungary raided a warehouse after the supposedly deactivated arms were imported from London to Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Airport.
The agreement on purchase of electricity from TRNC was extended for six more months after an explosion occurred in Greek Cypriot side in July which deactivated an electricity power plant.
In the case of a rollover accident, the battery is deactivated within four seconds.
The company found when they apply a highly crosslinked silox-ane over a conventionally deactivated liner, the result is an injection port liner that contributes less to breakdown than any other component of the system.
Explaining how he came to own the deactivated submachine gun Hidderley yesterday told the court: "That was a rusty old Stirling that I bought from a show for my son for a birthday or Christmas or something.
As long as you have the cash, you can snap up a deactivated weapon - because the law currently classes them as metal ornaments.
FITCHBURG - The first of 1,935 street lights to be deactivated in the city because of budget cuts may go dark next week, Mayor Lisa A.
There are also concerns about the use of deactivated firearms in crime.