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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.
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Order to active duty (other than for training) in the Federal service. See also active duty; federal service.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||activation - stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical|
indweller - activation by an inner spirit or force or principle; "the Holy Spirit is the indweller of the church and its members"
stimulation - (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
inactivation - the process of rendering inactive; "the gene inactivation system"; "thermal inactivation of serum samples"
|2.||activation - 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
|3.||activation - making active and effective (as a bomb)|
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
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noun start, triggering, turning on, switching on, animation, arousal, initiation, mobilization, setting in motion, actuation A computer controls the activation of an airbag.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
[mechanism, alarm, device, camera] → activation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Aktivierung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
activation[æktɪˈveɪʃ/ən] n → attivazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995