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chain-react

[ cheyn-ree-akt ]
/ ˈtʃeɪn riˌækt /

verb (used without object)

to undergo or produce a chain reaction: Riots chain-reacted from one area to another in the city.

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British Dictionary definitions for chain-react

chain-react


verb

(intr) to undergo a chain reaction
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