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  Definition of activate
  1. make active or more active; "activate an old file"
  2. make (substances) radioactive
  3. aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
  4. make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"
  5. put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
Similar Words: aerate, trip, actuate, trigger, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off

 

Hyponyms: reactivate

 

Derivational Morphology: activator, activation, air, aerator, spark, trigger, induction, initiation, actuator, act, human action, human activity, propulsion, actuation, tripper, trip

 

Anagrams: Vitaceae

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 使活动   Dutch: activeren  
French: activer   Galician: activar  
German: aktivieren   Indonesian: aktif  
Interlingua: activar   Italian: attivare  
Japanese: 活性化   Norwegian: aktiviser  
Portuguese: ativar   Spanish: activar  
 
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