HyperDic: reactive

English > 2 senses of the word reactive:
ADJECTIVEallreactiveparticipating readily in reactions
allreactive, responsivereacting to a stimulus
reactive > pronunciation
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > reactive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningParticipating readily in reactions.
  • "sodium is a reactive metal"
  • "free radicals are very reactive"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
physics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narroweractivated, excited(of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
labile(chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
oxidizablecapable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen
thermolabile(chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat
unstableHighly or violently reactive
Oppositeunreactive(chemistry) not reacting chemically
Nounsreactivityready susceptibility to chemical change
Verbsreactundergo a chemical reaction
English > reactive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningreacting to a stimulus.
Example"the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
BroadersensitiveResponsive to physical stimuli
Nounsreactivityresponsive to stimulation
Verbsreactshow a response or a reaction to something

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