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ACTIVATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does activated mean? 

ACTIVATED (adjective)
  The adjective ACTIVATED has 4 senses:

1. (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
2. (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
3. rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive
4. set up and placed on active assignment

  Familiarity information: ACTIVATED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACTIVATED (adjective)


Sense 1activated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition

Similar:

treated (subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent)


Sense 2activated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive

Synonyms:

activated; excited

Similar:

reactive (participating readily in reactions)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 3activated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive

Similar:

active (exerting influence or producing a change or effect)


Sense 4activated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set up and placed on active assignment

Context example:

a newly activated unit

Similar:

active (engaged in full-time work)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


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