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passivate

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verb pas·siv·ate \ˈpa-si-ˌvāt\

Definition of passivate

pas·siv·at·edpas·siv·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make inactive or less reactive <passivate the surface of steel by chemical treatment>

  3. 2 :  to protect (as a solid-state device) against contamination by coating or surface treatment

pas·siv·ation play \ˌpa-si-ˈvā-shən\ noun


1913

First Known Use of passivate

1913


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