passivate


pas·siv·ate

verb \ˈpa-si-ˌvāt\
pas·siv·at·edpas·siv·at·ing

Definition of PASSIVATE

transitive verb
1
:  to make inactive or less reactive <passivate the surface of steel by chemical treatment>
2
:  to protect (as a solid-state device) against contamination by coating or surface treatment
pas·siv·ation \ˌpa-si-ˈvā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of PASSIVATE

1913

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