tending to react.
pertaining to or characterized by reaction.
Electricity. pertaining to or characterized by reactance.
Lexical Investigations: NobleWhen it comes to the word noble, the senses “royal” and “distinguished” are probably quite familiar, but there are many other uses of this word that might surprise you. Just as a noble person of virtue can resist manipulation, since the 14th century, stones and metals that resist corrosion are also said to be noble. Noble in this sense came to be synonymous with nonreactive. …
insusceptible, asleep, dead, insensible, senseless, unfeeling, benumbed, anesthetized, impassible, impassive, unimpressionable
- reaction turbine,
- reaction, chemical,
- reactive component,
- reactive depression,
- reactive hyperemia,
- reactive schizophrenia,
- reactive thrust
Origin of reactive
re·ac·tive·ly, adverbre·ac·tive·ness, nounan·ti·re·ac·tive, adjectivehy·per·re·ac·tive, adjective
non·re·ac·tive, adjectiveo·ver·re·ac·tive, adjectiveun·re·ac·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for nonreactive
Season the venison with salt and pepper and put it into a nonreactive bowl such as a Pyrex dish.
And it's what allows me to think about guns in a smart, nonreactive manner.
readily partaking in chemical reactionssodium is a reactive metal; free radicals are very reactive
of, concerned with, or having a reactance
responsive to stimulus
(of mental illnesses) precipitated by an external causereactive depression
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Tending to be responsive or to react to a stimulus.
Characterized by reaction.
Tending to participate readily in chemical reactions.
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