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pas·si·vate

 (păs′ə-vāt′)
tr.v. pas·si·vat·ed, pas·si·vat·ing, pas·si·vates
1. To treat or coat (a metal) in order to reduce the chemical reactivity of its surface.
2. To coat (a semiconductor, for example) with an oxide layer to protect against contamination and increase electrical stability.

pas′si·va′tion n.
pas′si·va·tor n.

passivate

(ˈpæsɪˌveɪt)
vb
(Metallurgy) (tr) to render (a metal) less susceptible to corrosion by coating the surface with a substance, such as an oxide

pas•si•vate

(ˈpæs əˌveɪt)

v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
to treat (a metal) to render the surface less reactive chemically.
[1910–15]

passivate


Past participle: passivated
Gerund: passivating

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ABLE passivates per the ASTM A967 specification, as well as many other industry and customer-specific standards.
Featuring an increased chrome-to-iron ratio and a chemically-bonded oxide surface layer, this stress free process deeply passivates and improves the corrosion-resistance of stainless steel.
CCA-500 passivates the areas most likely to produce coke, thereby extending the run length of the furnace.