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  • as inquiet
  • as insuspend

synonyms for inactivate

  • allay
  • appease
  • assuage
  • hush
  • mollify
  • muffle
  • muzzle
  • pacify
  • please
  • relax
  • satisfy
  • soften
  • soothe
  • squelch
  • subdue
  • ameliorate
  • becalm
  • choke
  • compose
  • console
  • gag
  • gratify
  • ice
  • lull
  • moderate
  • palliate
  • quieten
  • reconcile
  • settle
  • shush
  • silence
  • slack
  • smooth
  • soft-pedal
  • square
  • squash
  • still
  • stroke
  • tranquilize
  • button one's lip
  • calm down
  • can it
  • clam up
  • cool it
  • cool out
  • dummy up
  • fix up
  • hold it down
  • patch things up
  • shut up
  • take the bite out of
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antonyms for inactivate

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  • agitate
  • anger
  • annoy
  • depress
  • incite
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • release
  • trouble
  • upset
  • worry
  • aggravate
  • disagree
  • disturb
  • excite
  • move
  • turn up
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How to use inactivate in a sentence

In 1999, he and a group of scientists successfully developed China’s first inactivated hepatitis A vaccine.
A DRUGMAKER’S COVID-19 VACCINE IS 78% EFFECTIVE—BUT CAN IT ESCAPE ITS SPOTTY CORPORATE HISTORY?GRADY MCGREGORJANUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
Sinovac’s vaccine is based on inactivated vaccine technology that makes it a more affordable option than vaccines from companies like Pfizer and Moderna.
DATA DELAYS AREN’T SLOWING THE GLOBAL ROLLOUT OF A CHINESE COVID-19 VACCINEGRADY MCGREGORJANUARY 4, 2021FORTUNE
First, its inactivated virus technology means that its vaccine will likely be more accessible to lower- and middle-income countries.
UAE SAYS CHINA’S STATE-BACKED COVID-19 VACCINE IS 86% EFFECTIVEGRADY MCGREGORDECEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Wang Junzhi, a member of the nation’s vaccine task force, told journalists on December 4 that the doses of inactivated vaccines will be ready for launch before the end of the year.
HOW THE US, UK AND CHINA ARE PLANNING TO ROLL OUT VACCINESEILEEN GUODECEMBER 4, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Vaccine makers have typically used the virus itself or a fragment of the virus, often in a weakened or inactivated form, to inoculate recipients.
WHY THE ASTRAZENECA-OXFORD COVID-19 VACCINE IS DIFFERENTUMAIR IRFANNOVEMBER 23, 2020VOX
More recently, they have been linked to severe disease by inactivating critical components of viral immune defenses in a significant fraction of patients with severe disease.
COVID-19 CAUSES SOME PATIENTS’ IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO ATTACK THEIR OWN BODIES, WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO SEVERE ILLNESSLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 27, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
More typically, vaccines are developed using a weakened or inactivated version of the virus itself.
WILL A COVID-19 VACCINE CHANGE THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH? (EP. 430)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 27, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Researchers use heat or chemicals to inactivate the virus so that it can no longer cause infection.
A COVID-19 VACCINE MAY COME SOON. WILL THE BLISTERING PACE BACKFIRE?TINA HESMAN SAEYJULY 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Extracts in which no attempt was made to inactivate the enzymes present proved unsatisfactory.
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