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07:19 Jun 15, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: polyactifs
une ligne de soins anti-âge aux polyactifs de cacao

Haven't found so far with google, granddictionnaire.com or eurodicautom. Anyone familiar with this field or has ideas of where to search?
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 02:37
English translation:not a translation, but...
Explanation:
IMHO "polyactifs" is a piece of marketing jargon that the company has invented to try to blind gullible buyers with science. You could translate it by almost anything you wanted. How about "wrinklicides" ... no, just joking.
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Dave Simons
Local time: 02:37
Grading comment
Thanks for your help. As other translators pointed out, it does seem to be an invention
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
napolyactifs de cacao=polyactive substances of cacaoxxxSCOALB
napolyactive cocoa agents
lefoque
naPolyactives
1964
namulti activatorsregency
napolyactive agentsAlbert Golub
nanot a translation, but...
Dave Simons


  

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19 mins
not a translation, but...


Explanation:
IMHO "polyactifs" is a piece of marketing jargon that the company has invented to try to blind gullible buyers with science. You could translate it by almost anything you wanted. How about "wrinklicides" ... no, just joking.


Dave Simons
Local time: 02:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 35
Grading comment
Thanks for your help. As other translators pointed out, it does seem to be an invention

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Heathcliff
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30 mins
polyactive agents


Explanation:
good luck

Albert Golub
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33 mins
multi activators


Explanation:
This is a weird combination. The word has multi and activators. Maybe this will work.

regency
United States
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42 mins
Polyactives


Explanation:
That seems a pseudo innovation as perviously noted such psuedo innovations made in some markets to devieve clients sometimes via "science"(unknown derivative a well known product cacao ) some times colors.and a number of seemingly usefull improvments ( Like mobile telephone markets) . So you may not find anywhere
But it may be an innovation spesific to such company as well( R& D department).

1964
Turkey
Local time: 04:37
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57 mins
polyactifs de cacao=polyactive substances of cacao


Explanation:

Cacao butter and oil of Theobroma cacao contains many active substances having a large use in pharmacology today. As far as the number of these substances is great (having different molecular wheight)and possesing "active" biochemical properties making it a good source for production of cremes in Pharmaceutical industry justifies the origin of this term "polyactifs-polyactive".

Best regards,
SCOALB

xxxSCOALB
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22 hrs
polyactive cocoa agents


Explanation:
here is a site advertising skin care products (anti wrinkle creams and such) perhaps it could be helpful


    Reference: http:///www.cew.org/beauty/beauty2001/limited-skincare.html
lefoque
United States
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