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activate (verb), activates; activated; activating
1. To set in motion.
2. To organize or to create a military unit, for example: The governor had to activate the National Guard to help the people after the hurricane.
3. To treat (sewage) with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition.
4. In chemistry, to accelerate a reaction in, as by heat.
5. In physics, to make a substance radioactive.
6. In biology, to convert certain biological compounds into biologically functioning derivatives.
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