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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 one cylinder requires an increase in work output of 50% from the other two to maintain the same engine brake output.
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