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Overview of verb activate

The verb activate has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off

(put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits")

2. (2) activate

(make active or more active; "activate an old file")

3. activate

(make more adsorptive; "activate a metal")

4. activate, aerate

(aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter)

5. activate

(make (substances) radioactive)


Overview of adj activated

The adj activated has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) activated

((of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition)

2. activated, excited

((of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive)

3. activated

(rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive)

4. activated

((military) set up and placed on active assignment; "a newly activated unit")

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