What is the opposite of activate?

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Opposite of to start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
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Opposite of to arouse or be aroused
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Opposite of to arouse or trigger, especially feelings or emotions
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Opposite of to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
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Opposite of to start the operation of a machine, device, process or system
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Opposite of to set up, establish or initiate (something)
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Opposite of to activate or bring into operation
“If the range has an upper oven and fan, disengage the duct connection first.”
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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Opposite of to initiate something
“Some things that you can do to prevent an angry reaction include removing yourself from that situation and working at calming yourself down.”
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Opposite of to start a computer system
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Opposite of to trigger or start movement or progress
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