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deactivation

[dē‚ak·tə′vā·shən]
(chemistry)
Rendering inactive, as of a catalyst.
Loss of radioactivity.
(metallurgy)
Chemical removal of the active constituents of a corrosive liquid.
(mining engineering)
Treatment of one or more species of mineral particles to reduce floating during froth flotation.

deactivation

The reduction or removal of the corrosive qualities of water, usually by passing the water through a deactivator while hot.
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We tend to go out to deactivate alarms which have been going off for about four hours or more - depending on the time of day, and the amount of noise they are making.
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Ron Cox, Hawaiian Electric's vice president of power supply said, Thanks to the tremendous growth in renewable energy and more efficient use of electricity by our customers, we're able to deactivate older, oil-fired generating units.
28 Nature, two Australian scientists summarized recent research showing that the human Y chromosome gradually accumulates mutations that deactivate its few genes.
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