how to pronounce deactivate


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deactivate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of deactivate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they activate or deactivate brain cells …”

meanings of deactivate


  1. To make something inactive or no longer effective.
  2. To remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service.
  3. To prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme).

deactivate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deactivate occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deactivate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deactivate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to deactivate


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