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re·ac·ti·vate

(rē-ak'ti-vāt),
1. To render active again.
2. In particular, of an inactivated immune serum to which normal serum (complement) is added.

reactivate

[rē·ak′tivāt]
Etymology: L, re + activus
to make active again, as in adding fresh serum to restore the potency of an original supply of the serum.

re·ac·ti·vate

(rē-ak'ti-vāt)
To render active once again; in particular, of an activated immune serum to which normal serum (complement) is added.

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