make inactive
index close (terminate), delay, desist, disable, disarm (divest of arms), halt

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  • inactive — inactive, idle, inert, passive, supine mean not engaged in work or activity. Inactive is applicable to anyone or to anything that for any reason is not currently in action, in operation, in use, or at work {inactive machines} {delicate children… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Inactive decision making — is when the decider does nothing consequential to make a definite choice. In effect, the choice is to let the problem resolve itself. This approach is quite common in everyday human decision making due to the peculiarities of human nature.… …   Wikipedia

  • tie — /tuy/, v., tied, tying, n. v.t. 1. to bind, fasten, or attach with a cord, string, or the like, drawn together and knotted: to tie a tin can on a dog s tail. 2. to draw together the parts of with a knotted string or the like: to tie a bundle… …   Universalium

  • disable — dis·able vt dis·abled, dis·abl·ing 1: to deprive of legal right, qualification, or capacity 2: to make incapable or ineffective; specif: to cause to have a disability dis·able·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • close — 1 vb closed, clos·ing vt 1: to bring to an end or to a state of completion closed the case close an estate by liquidating its assets closing his account 2: to con …   Law dictionary

  • inactivate — v. t. [imp. & p. p. {inactivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {inactivating}.] to make inactive; as, boiling will inactivate most enzymes; acetylation of the antibiotic inactivated it. Syn: deactivate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] Note: To inactivate an enzyme or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inactivated — inactivate inactivate v. t. [imp. & p. p. {inactivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {inactivating}.] to make inactive; as, boiling will inactivate most enzymes; acetylation of the antibiotic inactivated it. Syn: deactivate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] Note: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inactivating — inactivate inactivate v. t. [imp. & p. p. {inactivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {inactivating}.] to make inactive; as, boiling will inactivate most enzymes; acetylation of the antibiotic inactivated it. Syn: deactivate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] Note: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrest — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English aresten, from Anglo French arester to stop, arrest, from Vulgar Latin *arrestare, from Latin ad + restare to remain more at rest Date: 14th century 1. a. to bring to a stop < sickness arrested his… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inactivate — inactivation, n. /in ak teuh vayt /, v.t., inactivated, inactivating. 1. to make inactive: The bomb was inactivated. 2. Immunol. to stop the activity of (certain biological substances). [1905 10; INACTIVE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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