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View synonyms for radioactivate

radioactivate

[ rey-dee-oh-ak-tuh-veyt ]

verb (used with object)

, Physics.
, ra·di·o·ac·ti·vat·ed, ra·di·o·ac·ti·vat·ing.
  1. to make (a substance) radioactive.


radioactivate

/ ˌreɪdɪəʊˈæktɪˌveɪt /

verb

  1. tr to make radioactive


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Derived Forms

  • ˌradioˌactiˈvation, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of radioactivate1

First recorded in 1900–05; radioactive + -ate 1

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