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activate

[′ak·tə‚vāt]
(electricity)
To make a cell or battery operative by addition of a liquid.
(electronics)
To treat the filament, cathode, or target of a vacuum tube to increase electron emission.
(engineering)
To set up conditions so that the object will function as designed or required.
(nucleonics)
To induce radioactivity through bombardment by neutrons or by other types of radiation.
(ordnance)
To bring into existence by official order a unit, post, camp, station, base, or shore activity which has previously been constituted and designated by name or number, or both, so that it can be organized to function in its assigned capacity.
To prepare for active service a naval ship or craft which has been in an inactive or reserve status.
(physics)
To start activity or motion in a device or material.

activate

(1) See trigger.

(2) To interact with an activation server at the time copy-protected software is installed. The install program generates a code that is sent to the activation server, which responds with an authorization code that allows the software to operate. Without the authorization code, the software generally times out.
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As MEHP diffuses into the cell, it also activates PPARs.
PPAR[gamma] is a key regulator of cell differentiation, and understanding that MEHP activates PPAR[gamma] provides further insight into the female reproductive toxicity of MEHP.
After revolutionizing the beverage landscape with our proprietary cap design, we continue to invest in product innovation in order to better serve our active customers, who are looking for simple, convenient solutions to help them GET ACTIVATED," said ACTIVATE co-founder Anders Eisner.
Only Suitcase Fusion offers precise Font Sense(TM) auto-activation -- an exclusive technology that allows Suitcase Fusion to identify and automatically activate the exact fonts used in a document, including embedded EPS or PDF file fonts.
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACTIVATE Drinks, a leading innovator of nutrient-enhanced waters and pioneers of the fresh twist cap technology, today announced its summer 2013 advertising campaign, "Stop Vitamin Cruelty," highlighting its core brand message of vitamin efficacy.
That's why ACTIVATE keeps its vitamins fresh in a unique twist cap, offering 10 varieties tailored to meet consumer needs including Exotic Berry, Fruit Punch and Pomegranate Blue.
The researchers further discovered that the viral protein activates immune cells by binding to cell surface proteins called integrins, which then trigger a signaling cascade within the cell.
The new process begins with much cheaper glass fibers, coats them with plastic resin, and then activates the resin carbon by heating it.