a mine with a secondary fuze designed to explode if the mine is tampered with.
- Activated resin
activated resin activated resin n. See autopolymer resin.
- Activated sludge
(def 8). noun a mass of aerated precipitated sewage added to untreated sewage to bring about purification by hastening decomposition by microorganisms
to make active; cause to function or act. Physics. to render more reactive; excite: to activate a molecule. to induce radioactivity. to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic matter by microorganisms. Chemistry. to make (carbon, a catalyst, molecules, etc.) more . to hasten (reactions) by various means, as heating. to place […]
- Activation analysis
a method for the qualitative and quantitative determination of trace amounts of various elements by measuring the characteristic radioactive decay induced by neutron bombardment.