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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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Activation time and type of chemical activating agent were important parameter affecting the production of activated carbon from Moringa oleifera seed pod.
If you're not fully engaging and activating your customers, you're leaving millions of dollars on the table.
The search conducted by activating the pager's memory is therefore valid.(28) Rather than require law enforcement to stop and obtain a search warrant, courts cite the need to preserve evidence of criminal activity as justifying the warrantless search of the pager seized incident to arrest.(29)
Under the section "Know When to Load 'Em," the author states: "Activating the approach can be accomplished in a variety of ways and is dependent on your particular model of GPS." What we have found with the G1000 (including the Cirrus Perspective variant) is that it is often helpful to load ah approach from a specific IAF (or other entry point) for situational awareness, even when being vectored for the approach.
To understand whether the effects of SHS on rat hearts are mediated through activating apoptotic pathways, including mitochondria-dependent and Fas death-receptor-dependent signalings, or through suppressing survival pathways, we examined the cardiac levels of signaling proteins and gene expression in these pathways by performing reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blotting, or dot blotting.
Without activating any emergency equipment, the primary blocking unit pulls in front of the target vehicle at the designated location as it slows, is stopped, or is starting to pull away.
On the other hand, in diseases such as sepsis, in which the immune response is the problem, activating TLRs is the last thing physicians would want.
To ascertain whether HOXA5 plays a vital role in activating p53, Sukumar and her colleagues infused either functional or defective HOXA5 genes into breasttumor cells in laboratory dishes.
Surprisingly, we found BPA to be more potent in activating embryonic ERs than would be expected on the basis of its in vitro activity.
Both extreme heat and capsaicin, the agent that puts the hot in hot peppers, trigger pain-sensing nerves by activating a cell surface protein, or receptor, that allows calcium ions to rush into the cells, David Julius of the University of California, San Francisco and his colleagues report in the Oct.
Our model shows that MEHP acts on the granulosa cell by decreasing cAMP stimulated by follicle stimulating hormone and by activating the PPARs, which leads to decreased aromatase transcription.

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