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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reactivity - responsive to stimulation
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
excitability, irritability - excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
2.reactivity - ready susceptibility to chemical change
susceptibility, susceptibleness - the state of being susceptible; easily affected
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Translations

reactivity

[ˌriːækˈtɪvɪtɪ] n (Chem) → reattività
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re·ac·tiv·i·ty

n. reactividad, manifestación de una reacción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

reactivity

n reactividad f
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