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reactivity

[ree-ak-tiv-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality or condition of being reactive.
  2. Chemistry. the relative capacity of an atom, molecule, or radical to undergo a chemical reaction with another atom, molecule, or compound.
  3. Physics. a measure of the deviation from the condition at which a nuclear reactor is critical.
  4. Immunology. the ability of an antigen to combine with an antibody.
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Origin of reactivity

First recorded in 1885–90; reactive + -ity
Related formshy·per·re·ac·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for reactivity

nervousness, subtlety, sympathy, sense, feeling, awareness, susceptibility, consciousness, delicacy, sensation, acuteness, receptiveness, sensitiveness, reactivity, sensibility, impressionability, reactiveness

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reactivity in Medicine

reactivity

(rē′ăk-tĭvĭ-tē)
n.
  1. The property of reacting.
  2. The process of reacting.
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