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re·ac·tive

 (rē-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to be responsive or to react to a stimulus.
2. Characterized by reaction.
3. Chemistry & Physics Tending to participate readily in reactions.

re·ac′tive·ly adv.
re·ac′tive·ness, re′ac·tiv′i·ty n.

reactive

(rɪˈæktɪv)
adj
1. (Chemistry) readily partaking in chemical reactions: sodium is a reactive metal; free radicals are very reactive.
2. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or having a reactance
3. (Electronics) of, concerned with, or having a reactance
4. responsive to stimulus
5. (Psychiatry) (of mental illnesses) precipitated by an external cause: reactive depression.
reˈactively adv
reactivity, reˈactiveness n

re•ac•tive

(riˈæk tɪv)

adj.
1. tending to react.
2. pertaining to or characterized by reaction.
3. pertaining to or characterized by reactance.
[1705–15]
re•ac′tive•ly, adv.
re•ac•tiv′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
unreactive - (chemistry) not reacting chemically
2.reactive - reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"

reactive

adjective apathetic, passive, laissez-faire, inactive, submissive, uninvolved, unassertive, non-participating I want our organization to be less reactive and more pro-active.
Translations

reactive

[riːˈæktɪv] ADJreactivo

reactive

adj (Chem, Phys) → reaktiv

reactive

[riːˈæktɪv] adjreattivo/a

reactive

a. reactivo-a, que tiene la propiedad de reaccionar o de causar una reacción.

reactive

adj reactivo
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