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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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At day 14, only titers for ND were significantly elevated in group supplemented with 2kg/ton of toxin deactivator. While on day 28 and 42 of age the supplementation with 2kg/ton toxin deactivator significantly (pless than 0.05) ameliorated the deleterious effects of OTA on humoral immune response of birds against ND, HPS and IBD as reflected by increase in the respective antibody titers.
And, NovaVision president Albert Caperna notes, the cost of the new sensor tower and deactivator would be only slightly higher than existing units.
Wille says the deactivator, which can be integrated with any scanner system, deactivates "99.9%" of tags placed near the bar code.
Because of the high concentration and small size of activator with respect to the deactivator, it can diffuse to the viscose zone easily and therefore results in higher propagation rates.
Hostanox OSP-1 metal deactivator and antioxidant has stronger metal deactivating properties than other metal deactivators.
A number of key antioxidants has been selected to present in this guide, including materials from each class of primary and secondary antioxidants, as well as a metal deactivator, covering a broad range of applications.
Previously, the 420 x 89 x 29 mm part, called a deactivator, was cast from aluminum and machined to required tolerances.
Photo: The white surface beneath the cashier's hand is Checkpoint Systems' new security tag deactivator, which prevents properly checked items from setting off alarms when checkers forget to remove item surveillance tags.
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