passivate

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verb pas·siv·ate \ˈpa-si-ˌvāt\

Definition of passivate

passivated

;

passivating

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

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

passivation

play \ˌpa-si-ˈvā-shən\ noun

1913

First Known Use of passivate

1913


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