What does reactive mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reactive(adj)

    participating readily in reactions

    "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"

  2. reactive, responsive(adj)

    reacting to a stimulus

    "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"


  1. reactive(Adjective)

    that reacts or responds to a stimulus

  2. reactive(Adjective)

    that readily takes part in reactions

    francium is the most reactive of the alkali metals.

  3. reactive(Adjective)

    Characterized by induction or capacitance rather than resistance.

  4. reactive(Adjective)

    Reacting to the past rather than anticipating the future, not predictive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reactive(adj)

    having power to react; tending to reaction; of the nature of reaction

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. ractif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reactive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reactive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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