demobilize vs inactivate what difference

what is difference between demobilize and inactivate

English

Alternative forms

  • (UK) demobilise

Etymology

de- +‎ mobilize

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈməʊbɪlaɪz/

Verb

demobilize (third-person singular simple present demobilizes, present participle demobilizing, simple past and past participle demobilized)

  1. To release someone from military duty, especially after a war.
  2. To disband troops, or remove them from a war footing.

Related terms

  • demobilization

Translations



English

Etymology

inactive +‎ -ate

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnæktɪveɪt/

Verb

inactivate (third-person singular simple present inactivates, present participle inactivating, simple past and past participle inactivated)

  1. (transitive) To make inactive.
    • 1974, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye
      ‘Computer inactivated,’ Crawford reported. ‘I get nothing at all.’

Translations

See also

  • deactivate
  • disactivate

Anagrams

  • vaticinate

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