passive v.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Nov 12 22:33:17 UTC 2011

FWIW, passivate is a common technical term.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Nov 12, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> Berkeley prof Michael O'Hare writes about the Penn State scandal.
>> To review: as everyone has observed, a list of individuals (not yet
>> complete, certainly) acted and passived criminally and/or despicably.
> I did a quick search for "passived" and got two sets of hits--one for a
> "passived sub-woofer", which turns out to me merely a "passive
> subwoofer" with a recurrent typo, and the other for "passived
> magnesium/titanium", which I did not investigate further (although there
> may be a verb hiding there somewhere). That's pretty much it. No hits
> for past tense of the verb "passive"--not even one from today's post.
> I suppose, the antonym of the verb "act" does pose a challenge, doesn't it?

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