[ak-tuh-veyt] /ˈæk təˌveɪt/
verb (used with object), activated, activating.
to make active; cause to function or act.
to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic matter by microorganisms.
to place (a military unit or station) on an active status in an assigned capacity.
to make active or capable of action
(physics) to make radioactive
(physiol) to prepare by arousal (the body or one of its organs (e.g. the brain)) for action
to purify (sewage) by aeration
(US, military) to create, mobilize, or organize (a unit)
1620s; see active + -ate (2). Related: Activated; activating.
[uh-kyoot] /əˈkyut/ adjective 1. sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 2. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 3. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to ). 4. sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. 5. extremely sensitive even to slight details […]
[oh-ver-eyj] /ˈoʊ vərˈeɪdʒ/ adjective 1. beyond the acceptable or desired : overage for the draft. 2. older than usual or expected for the activity, position, etc.: an overage baseball player who still outperforms many rookies. 3. too old to be serviceable; antiquated: She drives an overage car. [oh-ver-ij] /ˈoʊ vər ɪdʒ/ noun, Commerce. 1. an […]
[ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz] /ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz/ verb (used with object), advertised, advertising. 1. to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. 2. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in […]
[uh-gres-iv] /əˈgrɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing: aggressive acts against a neighboring country. 2. making an all-out effort to win or succeed; competitive: an aggressive basketball player. 3. vigorously energetic, especially in the use of initiative and forcefulness: an aggressive salesperson. […]