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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of actuate.
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- adj. moved to action.
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- adj. moved to action
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The apparatus by which purposive movements are actuated is the nervous system, and also, the muscles into which the nerve fibre is so intimately interlaced.
Some of these are really a form of slot machine with coin actuated mechanisms while others are motor driven, attracting attention as moving displays always do.
The material, operating upon our senses, is always asserting its existence; and if our inner life is not equally vigorous, we shall be moved, urged, what is called actuated, from without, whereas all our activity ought to be from within.
Valves can be closed or "actuated" either manually or by hydraulics.
Dorje has done that to her which sets up consequences; she gives birth to consequence; it is a sacred frenzy such as actuated all those widows who committed suttee in the days gone by.
A kind of actuated mirror would scan the beams from a red, a green, and a blue laser to generate an image.
But now that you are free, you should be actuated by a more noble principle than fear.
She was as alien as a far-journeyer from some other star, and no hint could she nor all the countryside give me of what forms of living, what heats of feeling, or rules of philosophic contemplation actuated her in all that she had been and was.
Composed of men and women actuated by lofty purpose and unafraid to die, the Fighting Groups exercised tremendous influence and tempered the savage brutality of the rulers.
I could not believe that the love of life that actuated us had been implanted in our breasts by aught other than God.