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ac·ti·vate

 (ăk′tə-vāt′)
tr.v. ac·ti·vat·ed, ac·ti·vat·ing, ac·ti·vates
1. To set in motion; make active or more active.
2. To organize or create (a military unit, for example): activate the National Guard.
3. To treat (sewage) with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition.
4. Chemistry To accelerate a reaction in, as by heat.
5. Physics To make (a substance) radioactive.
6. Biology To convert (a molecule or cell) into a form that carries out a specific action: activate an enzyme; activate B cells.

ac′ti·va′tion n.
ac′ti·va′tor n.
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Adj.1.activated - (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decompositionactivated - (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
treated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
2.activated - (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
3.activated - rendered activeactivated - rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive
active - exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"
4.activated - (military) set up and placed on active assignment; "a newly activated unit"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
active - engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
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