render inoperative
index neutralize, vacate (void)

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  • inoperative — in‧op‧e‧ra‧tive [ɪnˈɒprətɪv ǁ ɪnˈɑː ] adjective formal 1. MANUFACTURING a machine or piece of equipment that is inoperative is not working or is not in a good enough condition to work: • A power cut rendered 1000 ATMs inoperative. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • neutralize — v. a. 1. Counterbalance, counterpoise, render neutral, render inert, destroy the effect of, render of no effect. 2. Invalidate, render inoperative …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vacate — va·cate vb va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing vt 1: to make void: annul set aside vacate a lower court order 2 a: to make vacant b: to give up the occupancy of vi: to vacate an office, post, or tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • neutralize — I verb annul, balance, cancel, cancel out, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, deactivate, deaden, demagnetize, destroy the effect of, disable, disenable, equalize, incapacitate, invalidate, make ineffective, negate, nullify, offset,… …   Law dictionary

  • Anaconda Plan — The Anaconda Plan is the name widely applied to an outline strategy for subduing the seceding states in the American Civil War. Proposed by General in Chief Winfield Scott, the plan emphasized the blockade of the Southern ports, and called for an …   Wikipedia

  • disable — [v] render inoperative; cripple attenuate, batter, blunt, damage, debilitate, disarm, disenable, disqualify, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, hamstring*, handicap, harm, hock*, hogtie*, hurt, immobilize, impair, incapacitate, invalidate, kibosh*,… …   New thesaurus

  • vacate — vacatable, adj. /vay kayt/ or, esp. Brit., /veuh kayt , vay /, v., vacated, vacating. v.t. 1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment. 2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a… …   Universalium

  • vacate — va•cate [[t]ˈveɪ keɪt[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]vəˈkeɪt, veɪ [/t]] v. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment[/ex] 2) to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.) 3) to render inoperative; annul: to… …   From formal English to slang

  • vacate — [c]/vəˈkeɪt / (say vuh kayt), /veɪˈkeɪt / (say vay kayt) verb (vacated, vacating) –verb (t) 1. to make vacant; cause to be empty or unoccupied. 2. to give up the occupancy of. 3. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.). 4. to render… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Attorney General of Canada v. Lavell — SCCInfoBox case name=Attorney General of Canada v. Lavell; Isaac v. Bédard full case name=The Attorney General of Canada v. Jeannette Vivian Corbiere Lavell; Richard Isaac, Leonard Staats, Clarence Jamieson, Rena Hill, Norman Lickers, William… …   Wikipedia

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