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It seemed to activate some hidden response in her, for she glowed with tenderness.

And, remember, if it becomes necessary, I can activate the manacle.

Feedback will be to a master control servo that'll activate the heater or cooler.

The males are few in number and lack the power to activate the disks.

It could be induced to go into action and to activate the other plasmoids.

Furiously, he tried to summon some tiny bit of energy to activate the distorter.

We could press the button to activate the exercise mechanisms in our bunks.

When she was finished Rynason nodded for her to activate the linkage.

He had not the slightest idea of how to activate the machines, let alone broadcast in the proper code.

A source of neutrons to activate the material and a gamma-ray spectrometer to measure the radiation from the material afterwards.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s; see active + -ate (2). Related: Activated; activating.

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