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- n. The activation of something previously inactive or inactivated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of reactivating; specifically, in immunology, the process of rendering an immune serum active again after its complement has been destroyed by age or by heating to 55° C. The amboceptor then remains, but is in itself inactive. If now some fresh blood-serum, from a suitable animal, which contains the necessary complement, is added, the activity of the serum is restored; it has been reactivated.
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