Inactivate vs. Deactivate

Inactivate vs. Deactivate — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Inactivate and Deactivate

Inactivateverb

To make inactive.

Deactivateverb

(ergative) to make something inactive or no longer effective

Inactivateverb

release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

Deactivateverb

to prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme)

Inactivateverb

make inactive;

they deactivated the file

Deactivateverb

to remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service

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Deactivateverb

remove from active military status or reassign;

The men were deactivated after five years of service

Deactivateverb

make inactive;

they deactivated the file