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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Activate  \Ac"ti*vate\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  active.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  activate 
  v  1:  actuate;  "trigger  a  reaction"  [syn:  {trip},  {actuate},  {trigger}, 
  {set  off},  {spark  off},  {spark},  {trigger  off},  {touch 
  off}] 
  2:  make  active  or  more  active;  "activate  an  old  file"  [ant:  {inactivate}] 
  3:  make  more  adsorptive;  of  metals 
  4:  aerate  (sewage)  so  as  to  favor  the  growth  of  organisms  that 
  decompose  organic  matter  [syn:  {aerate}] 
  5:  make  (substances)  radioactive 




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