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deactivate

Pronunciation: /diːˈæktəveɪt; diːˈæktɪveɪt/

Translation of deactivate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [bomb/switch] desactivar
    Example sentences
    • He pressed the switch to deactivate the program, then his weapons faded and he opened the door.
    • The council is also reminding local people that when they go on holiday they will not be able to deactivate their burglar alarm if it is falsely triggered.
    • Kevin ran to a computer and deactivated the shields and weapons.

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