Associations to the word «Reactive»


REACTIVE, adjective. That reacts or responds to a stimulus
REACTIVE, adjective. (chemistry) that readily takes part in reactions
REACTIVE, adjective. (electronics) Characterized by induction or capacitance rather than resistance.
REACTIVE, adjective. Reacting to the past rather than anticipating the future, not predictive.
REACTIVE ARMOR, noun. (US) High tech military armor that has a explosive layer that attempts to deflect incoming weapons by detonating.
REACTIVE ARMOUR, noun. (British) (Canada) Protective panels on a military armoured vehicle, which explode to disrupt the penetrating jet of a shaped-charge weapon.
REACTIVE INTERMEDIATE, noun. (chemistry) A short-lived compound that is formed temporarily in a reaction mechanism.
REACTIVE MIND, noun. (Scientology) A portion of the brain akin to the subconscious where painful memories, or engrams, are stored.
REACTIVE MINDS, noun. Plural of reactive mind
REACTIVE POWER, noun. The imaginary component of the power of an alternating current circuit; the product of the voltage and that part of the current that is out of phase with the voltage.
REACTIVE POWERS, noun. Plural of reactive power

Dictionary definition

REACTIVE, adjective. Participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive".
REACTIVE, adjective. Reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats