Adjective "activating" definition and examples

(Activating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Make (something) active or operative.
  1. 'It is almost impossible to deliver an inappropriate shock with an AED because the machine will allow the operator to activate the control only if an appropriate arrhythmia is detected.'
  2. 'The component also enables the operator to set tolerance limits for important operating parameters, and activates an alarm when deviation from these ranges occurs.'
  3. 'My telescope gathers about 2,000 times as much light as the unaided eye, enough to activate the cone cells in the human retina, so some color appears.'
  4. 'It automatically inflates within three to five seconds of immersion in water or can be operated manually by activating a ripcord or by self-inflating.'
  5. 'Last week we had our first serious tornado watch with afternoon skies gone dark enough to activate the street lamps.'
  6. 'Her neighbours rushed in after Mrs Green activated the panic alarm she wears around her neck.'
  7. 'In Scotland, police were concerned enough to activate a nationwide intelligence centre to evaluate the terrorist threat north of the Border.'
  8. 'Although we could use a lot more rain, most of our fields have had enough to activate the herbicides and early weed control generally has been good.'
  9. 'The alarm signal activates the receiver, which then plays the warning to everyone in earshot.'
  10. 'Upon the application of Tc, the TetR repressor molecules are released from the tet operators and transcription is activated.'
  11. 'As I was walking back, she saw me and went to roll down the window but hit the door lock by mistake thus activating the car alarm.'
  12. 'activated chlorine'
  13. 'The energy that is required to activate molecules for a chemical reaction is the activation energy of the reaction.'
  14. 'This messenger in turn activates a so-called kinase, an enzyme that attaches phosphate groups to other proteins.'

More definitions

1. to make active; cause to function or act.

2. Physics. to render more reactive; excite: to activate a molecule. to induce radioactivity.

3. to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic matter by microorganisms.

4. Chemistry. to make (carbon, a catalyst, molecules, etc.) more active. to hasten (reactions) by various means, as heating.

5. to place (a military unit or station) on an active status in an assigne

More examples(as adjective)

"stops can be activating."

"systems can be activating."

"parts can be activating."

"orders can be activating."

"markets can be activating."

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