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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.
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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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"It was fantastic to see both our Activators and the school girls who came today inspired by the sport and long may that continue."
The day was concluded at the Fletcher Moss Park Tennis Courts, where the activators undertook a training course on running a fun recreational competition.
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Real-time PCR was used to determine relative quantities of mitochondrial DNA content in H9c2 cells exposed to t-BHP and cells incubated with SIRT1 activators. Cells were preincubated for 24 h with ginsenoside [Rb.sub.2], ginsenoside F1, ginsenoside Rc, and schisandrin A at final concentrations (20 [micro]M) before being exposed to t-BHP (300 [micro]M) for 1h.
Incorporating the latest technology, Spiroflow's bin activator has integral vibrating blades to maintain a steady momentum and minimise bridging.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the use of varied volumes of cryopreserved sperm, different activator solutions and contact times ofthese solutions with gametes of dourado to determine the impact of each parameter on the fertilization rate.
As for herbal additions, some gardeners grow comfrey or stinging nettle to feed to their compost as "activators."
Andresen and Haupl, who introduced the use of the activator, believed that the repetition of the new mandibular closure pattern induced a musculoskeletal adaptation and resulted in the reeducation of the orofacial musculature.
They found that while the noise enhancers could not cause reactivation on their own, 75 percent of them could synergize with activators and increase viral reactivation relative to activator alone.
Through the regulation of the urokinase-type and tissue-type plasminogen activators, PAI-1 takes role in such physiological processes as wound healing and tissue remodeling.