de-actuate

actuate

[ak-choo-eyt]
verb (used with object), actuated, actuating.
1.
to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives.
2.
to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin āctuāt(us) reduced to action (past participle of āctuāre), equivalent to Latin āctu(s) (see act) + -ātus -ate1

actuation, noun
deactuate, verb (used with object), deactuated, deactuating.
self-actuating, adjective
unactuated, adjective

activate, actuate, stimulate.
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actuate (ˈæktʃʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to put into action or mechanical motion
2.  to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin actuātus, from actuāre to incite to action, from Latin āctusact]
 
actu'ation
 
n
 
'actuator
 
n

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