Definition of radioactivate in English:


Line breaks: radio|acti¦vate
Pronunciation: /ˌreɪdɪəʊˈaktɪveɪt


[with object]
Convert (a substance, molecule, etc.) into a radioactive form.
More example sentences
  • Certain elements in the sample are radioactivated.
  • Can new energy sources be found without poisoning or radioactivating us and countless future generations?
  • The terrific explosion sent reddish-blue or dark-brown flames shooting out against the ground at an astonishing velocity, radioactivating some forty percent of the city area.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…