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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.

ac•ti•va•tor

(ˈæk təˌveɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that activates.
2. Chem., Biochem. a catalyst.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activator - (biology) any agency bringing about activationactivator - (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
activating agent - (mineral extraction) a surface-active chemical used in flotation process to increase the attraction to a specific mineral
catalyst, accelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
sensitiser, sensitizer - (chemistry) a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction
inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
Translations
aktivator

activator

[ˈæktɪˌveɪtəʳ] Nactivador m

activator

n activador m
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Spiroflow has launched a new bin activator into the UK market that will help manufacturers in process industries such as food, beverage, chemicals, plastic and oil and gas to eliminate material flow problems that can lead to potentially dangerous blockages in factory piping or tubing applications.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the use of varied volumes of cryopreserved sperm, different activator solutions and contact times ofthese solutions with gametes of dourado to determine the impact of each parameter on the fertilization rate.
Although there are a number of functional appliances used by clinicians, this review will emphasize the activator, and the functional regulator used to correct Class II malocclusions.

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