Definitions for reactiveriˈæk tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tending to react.
pertaining to or characterized by reaction.
pertaining to or characterized by reactance.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of reactive:
participating readily in reactions
"sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
reacting to a stimulus
"the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
that reacts or responds to a stimulus
that readily takes part in reactions
francium is the most reactive of the alkali metals.
Characterized by induction or capacitance rather than resistance.
Reacting to the past rather than anticipating the future, not predictive.
having power to react; tending to reaction; of the nature of reaction
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