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passivate

[ pas-uh-veyt ]
/ 藞p忙s 蓹藢ve瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pas路si路vat路ed, pas路si路vat路ing.Metallurgy.
to treat (a metal) to render the surface less reactive chemically.
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Origin of passivate

First recorded in 1910鈥15; passive + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM passivate

pas路si路va路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for passivate

passivate
/ (藞p忙s瑟藢ve瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to render (a metal) less susceptible to corrosion by coating the surface with a substance, such as an oxide
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