HyperDic: activation

English > 3 senses of the word activation:
NOUNprocessactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
actactivation, energizing, activatingthe activity of causing to have energy and be active
actactivationmaking active and effective (as a bomb)
activation > pronunciation
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English > activation: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical.
Narrowerindwelleractivation by an inner spirit or force or principle
Broaderstimulation(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
OppositeinactivationThe process of rendering inactive
Verbsactivatemake (substances) radioactive
activateaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
activatemake more adsorptive
activateput in motion or move to act
English > activation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of causing to have energy and be active.
Synonymsenergizing, activating
NarrowerelectrificationThe activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group
vivification, invigoration, animationThe activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
English > activation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningmaking active and effective (as a bomb).
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Oppositedeactivation, defusingThe act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
Verbsactivatemake active or more active

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