Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun The activation of something previously inactive or inactivated.

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Examples

  • I was on another blog where they provided scientific data that scent lok suits do not work wet and that the temperature necessary for reactivation is much higher than a household dryer could produce.

    Scent Elimination Debate

  • I was on another blog where they provided scientific data that scent lok suits do not work wet and that the temperature necessary for reactivation is much higher than a household dryer could produce.

    Scent Elimination Debate

  • The call for tolerance, to strip away pre-given assumptions and to make full disclosure by way of reactivation, is the very Logic we are now using.

    Ambiguity Tolerance

  • But the disease arises from the same conditions that cause cold sores: Either a new infection with herpes virus, or the sudden re-awakening - known as "reactivation" - of a herpes infection from where it lies dormant in nerve fibers near the spine.

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  • That his on-base percentage is so reliant upon his batting average since his reactivation is a bad omen, but we'll take it from first base however we can get it at this point.

    Mets Geek

  • Philip Auslander was recently on campus here talking about Benjamin's idea of "reactivation," noting how listening to a recording makes earlier music a new event.

    We should be on by now

  • Infective anthrax spores could be produced in large numbers at a few days 'notice, three strains of foot-and-mouth virus were available but a three-week "reactivation" period was needed.

    Files reveal Britain's secret biological weapons trials in second world war

  • But for some, there is a sense of failure and defeat in not having enough to participate in the economic gift-giving juggernaut: for others, a kind of reactivation associated with family reunions and memories of Christmas past.

    Jim Selman: Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

  • Infective anthrax spores could be produced in large numbers at a few days 'notice, three strains of foot-and-mouth virus were available but a three-week "reactivation" period was needed.

    The Guardian World News

  • Aside from the main issues involving Musubi, Karasuba, and the Sekirei "reactivation" via Yume that

    Random Curiosity

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