[ ree-ak-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌri ækˈtɪv ɪ ti /
the quality or condition of being reactive.
Chemistry. the relative capacity of an atom, molecule, or radical to undergo a chemical reaction with another atom, molecule, or compound.
Physics. a measure of the deviation from the condition at which a nuclear reactor is critical.
Immunology. the ability of an antigen to combine with an antibody.
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nervousness, subtlety, sympathy, sense, feeling, awareness, susceptibility, consciousness, delicacy, sensation, acuteness, receptiveness, sensitiveness, sensibility, impressionability, reactiveness
- reactive depression,
- reactive hyperemia,
- reactive schizophrenia,
- reactive thrust,
- reactor vessel,
- reactor, nuclear,
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Origin of reactivity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
[ rē′ăk-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
The property of reacting.
The process of reacting.
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