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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.
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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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The district government issued directives to owners of all bricks kilns to avoid activating their bricks kilns in winter season due to pollution that causing smog.
"I applaud those companies that have done the right thing by activating the FM chips in their phones."
Optimum condition for producing activated carbon (AC3) from Moringa oleifera seed pod was activated at 800degC using ZnCl2 as activating agent resulting BET surface area 853.68 m2g-1 and pore diameter 2.13 nm.
We applaud NABA for their work to build awareness on the benefits of activating FM chips in North America."
Activating the FM receiver in smartphones would provide immediate access to a radio in the device most residents currently carry even in the event that wireless data networks become unavailable or overwhelmed.
Burnaby, Canada, December 21, 2014 --( 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.
Different chemical activating agents ([H.sub.3]P[O.sub.4], KOH, [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4] etc.) might be used (Macia-Agullo el al., 2004).
Loyalty programs are effective at activating only a relatively small percentage of a company's customer base.
My question regards activating a leg of an approach inside of the IAF.
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.
To investigate which chemical in raw garlic was responsible for activating TRPA1 and TRPV1, the scientists compared the chemical compositions of the extracts.

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