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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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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
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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.
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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"
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reactive

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

reactive

[riːˈæktɪv] ADJreactivo
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reactive

adj (Chem, Phys) → reaktiv
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reactive

[riːˈæktɪv] adjreattivo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

reactive

a. reactivo-a, que tiene la propiedad de reaccionar o de causar una reacción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

reactive

adj reactivo
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Furthermore, esterification is an equilibrium limited reaction and is therefore frequently carried out in a reactive distillation process to obtain higher yields of product and to increase reaction rates by removing one of the products from the reaction zone.
The team engineered the molecules to be either reactive or inert at the tip of each arm, and then temporarily capped the reactive tips with bromine atoms.
The first uses procedures similar to those described by Schwertmann (1964), who proposed using the amount of iron (Fe) and aluminium (Al) extracted by ammonium oxalate from soil, commonly known as reactive Fe and Al, to estimate P sorption.
Reactive power is required for transmission of active power, control of voltage and system and normal operation of power systems.
Reactive diluents, commonly known as thinners, rheology modifiers, or viscosity modifiers, are generally added to adhesives, coatings, paints, and sealants, to change their concentration and make them suitable based on their application.
Summary: Reactive diluents, commonly known as thinners, rheology modifiers, or viscosity modifiers, are generally added to adhesives, coatings, paints, and sealants, to change their concentration and make them suitable based on their application.
She also received post-screening counseling, as results are discussed whether the test is reactive or non-reactive.
Repeat TMA, TMA testing in exploratory minipools, real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, immunoglobulin M (IgM) serologic testing, and red-cell TMA were performed as confirmatory testing of reactive donations.
Additional laboratory experiments show that the NA-reactive antibodies induced during natural influenza infection are broadly reactive, meaning they could potentially protect against diverse strains of influenza.
Group A - patients with reactive trace and group B - patients with abnormal trace, including suspicious or pathological trace.