1. the process of rendering inactive

the gene inactivation system


thermal inactivation of serum samples

Ant: ↑activation
Derivationally related forms: ↑inactivate
Hypernyms: ↑natural process, ↑natural action, ↑action, ↑activity
2. breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
Syn: ↑deactivation
Derivationally related forms: ↑inactivate, ↑deactivate (for: ↑deactivation)

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inactivāˈtion noun
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Main Entry:inactive

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  • inactivation — n. The act or process of inactivating. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inactivation — inactiver [ inaktive ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1911; de inactif ♦ Biol. Rendre inactif, supprimer l activité spécifique de (une substance, un organisme vivant) par l effet de causes diverses (chaleur, substances diverses). P. p. adj. Virus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inactivation — noun see inactivate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inactivation — For example, of voltage gated sodium channels: process by which sodium channels that have been activated or opened by depolarization subsequently close during the depolarization. Distinguished from activation by its slower kinetics …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • inactivation — See inactivate. * * * …   Universalium

  • inactivation — noun the process of rendering something inactive …   Wiktionary

  • inactivation — The process of destroying or removing the activity or the effects of an agent or substance; e.g., the complementary effect of a serum may be destroyed by means of i. at 56°C for 30 min. insertional i. a technique of recombinant DNA technology… …   Medical dictionary

  • inactivation — n. act of disabling, putting out of action, rendering inactive; act of making inert …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inactivation — in·activation …   English syllables

  • Inactivation Du Neuromédiateur — Le neuromédiateur est soit recapturé par des autorécepteurs de la membrane présynaptique où il est ensuite restocké dans des vésicules synaptiques. soit dégradé par des enzymes spécifiques comme l acétylcholinestérase. Les cellules gliales autour …   Wikipédia en Français

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