1. activate - verb
· put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
2. activate - verb
· make active or more active; "activate an old file"
3. activate - verb
· make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"
4. activate - verb
· aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
5. activate - verb
· make (substances) radioactive
6. activated - adjective
· (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
7. activated - adjective
· (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
8. activated - adjective
· rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive
9. activated - adjective
· (military) set up and placed on active assignment; "a newly activated unit"
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