[pas-uh-veyt] /ˈpæs əˌveɪt/
verb (used with object), passivated, passivating. Metallurgy.
to treat (a metal) to render the surface less reactive chemically.
(transitive) to render (a metal) less susceptible to corrosion by coating the surface with a substance, such as an oxide
[pas-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv/ adjective 1. not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling. 2. not participating readily or actively; inactive: a passive member of a committee. 3. not involving visible reaction or active participation: to play a passive role. 4. inert or quiescent. 5. influenced, acted […]
[pas-iv-uh-gres-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. denoting or pertaining to a personality type or behavior marked by the expression of negative emotions in passive, indirect ways, as through manipulation or noncooperation: a passive-aggressive employee who often misses deadlines. adjective 1. (psychoanal) of or relating to a personality that harbours aggressive emotions while behaving in […]
- Passive-aggressive personality
[pas-iv-uh-gres-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a personality disorder characterized by aggressive behavior expressed in passive ways, as procrastination, stubbornness, or pouting. passive-aggressive personality n. A personality disorder in which aggressive feelings are manifested in passive ways, especially through stubbornness, procrastination, and inefficiency so as to resist adequate social and occupational performance.
- Passive anaphylaxis
passive anaphylaxis n. An anaphylactic response in a nonsensitized individual caused by inoculation with serum from a sensitized individual. Also called antiserum anaphylaxis.