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Definition 1: participating readily in reactions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where reactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sodium is a reactive metal
  • free radicals are very reactive

(reactive is similar to ...) (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive

(reactive is similar to ...) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown

(reactive is similar to ...) capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen

(reactive is similar to ...) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat

(reactive is similar to ...) highly or violently reactive

"sensitive and highly unstable compounds"

(reactive belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

(reactive belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 2: reacting to a stimulus - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where reactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for reactive in the sense of this definition

(reactive is similar to ...) responsive to physical stimuli

"a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch" "a sensitive voltmeter" "sensitive skin" "sensitive to light"

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