activated
activated activated adj. 1. (Sewage treatment) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition; -- of sewage [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Physics) made reactive or more reactive; -- of e.g. a molecule

Syn: activated, excited [WordNet 1.5]

4. rendered active; -- as e.g. radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive

Syn: activated [WordNet 1.5]

5. (Military) set up and placed on active assignment a newly activated unit

Syn: activated [WordNet 1.5]


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