activated activated  /ˈæk tə ˌveɪ təd/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Postwar disillusion activated democracy's two deadly foes: fascism and communism.
  2. The families of activated reservists qualify for the same health plan as active-duty families, but that can mean finding new doctors and learning to navigate yet another bureaucracy.
  3. He then activated every last member of Kentucky's National Guard, dispatching all 4,600 Guardsman to assist with the statewide crisis.

News

  1. Strasburg activated for Indians' game

    The Washington Nationals have activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  2. Strasburg activated for Sunday vs. Indians

    The Washington Nationals have activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Strasburg activated to start against Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "We have a chance to get Peyton activated and out to practice. So we'll see how that goes," Colts coach Tony Dungy said Monday.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Tony Dungy Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "If the mechanism had to be activated, it would not be a violation of the no-bailout clause (in the European Union treaty) since the loans are repayable and contain no element of subsidy," Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker told a news...
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

  3. "We have a series a little spread out in the next two or three days," Scioscia said. "Is he going to be functional enough to go out and play center field? If not, then he most likely will not be activated for the series."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Mike Scioscia Source: Forbes

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