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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activating - the activity of causing to have energy and be activeactivating - the activity of causing to have energy and be active
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
electrification - the activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group
invigoration, vivification, animation - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
Adj.1.activating - causing motion or action or changeactivating - causing motion or action or change  
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
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com)-- Activated carbon is fine powdered, granular or pelletized carbon formed by activating materials that contain carbon, such as coal, wood, coconut shells, olive stones and peat.
The process of activating T cells involves a number of proteins, including the "T-cell receptor," a molecule on the surface of a T cell that recognizes and binds to proteins from the cells or tissues that will subsequently be attacked by the immune system.
The strategy employed by Proneuron is to overcome the restriction on nerve regeneration by collecting autologous (taken from the patient himself) macrophages directly from the blood, activating them in the laboratory and then implanting them in the site of the injury.
23 SCIENCE, for example, Modlin and his colleagues showed that activating one TLR leads directly to the death of a microbe.
To make these pores enlarged is activating the carbon and by removing volatile matter new pores can be induced or developed.

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