pas·siv·ate verb \ˈpa-si-ˌvāt\
: to make inactive or less reactive <passivate the surface of steel by chemical treatment>
: 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
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