Associations to the word «Sympathetic»


SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy.
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Of or relating to similarity.
SYMPATHETIC DETONATION, noun. (military) Detonation of a charge by exploding another charge adjacent to it.
SYMPATHETIC DETONATIONS, noun. Plural of sympathetic detonation
SYMPATHETIC HYPERACTIVITY, noun. Hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system
SYMPATHETIC INK, noun. (dated) invisible ink
SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, noun. (neuroanatomy) The part of the autonomic nervous system that under stress raises blood pressure and heart rate, constricts blood vessels and dilates the pupils.
SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of sympathetic nervous system
SYMPATHETIC POWDER, noun. (alchemy) (historical) A kind of powder supposed to be able to cure a wound if applied to the weapon that inflicted it, or to a portion of the bloodied clothes of the wounded person.
SYMPATHETIC VIBRATION, noun. The vibration of a body, at its natural frequency, in response to that of a neighbouring one having that frequency; resonance

Dictionary definition

SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation".
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture".
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor".
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play".
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Having similar disposition and tastes; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion".
SYMPATHETIC, adjective. Relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration".

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