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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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Deactivating the drivers, according to Cu, is "painful" as everybody loses in the scenario: the drivers who lost their livelihood; and the passengers who will find it harder to hail a ride.
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We now issue strong calls to the current political leaders and delegates in the 'Kosovo Assembly' to not ruin these achievements by deactivating the Law on the Special court, now or in the future", the statement said.
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The researchers found that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain region involved in regulating emotion, specifically blocked consumption of a fatty diet in a rat.