[ US /ɹiˈæktɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪˈæktɪv/ ]
  1. reacting to a stimulus
    the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons
  2. participating readily in reactions
    free radicals are very reactive
    sodium is a reactive metal
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How To Use reactive In A Sentence

  • Owing to different structures of cotton fiber and chitin fiber, they have differentadsorbability to reactive dyestuffs.
  • Using human cell lines and isolated mouse cells, Dr. Petar Lenert, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, said he and his colleagues showed the DNA-like compounds were able to selectively reduce the activity of two types of immune cells called autoreactive B cells and dendritic cells. Latest News -
  • The presence of small lymphocytes in serous cavity fluid can pose great difficulty in the differentiation between a low-grade lymphoproliferative disorder and reactive lymphocytosis.
  • Amides tend to be somewhat less reactive, but are also subject to hydrolysis and analogous reactions.
  • Next, we examined characteristics of 18-month old alloreactive T-cells in a transgenic adoptive transfer model. Elites TV
  • However, in a pilot study, the instrument successfully measured reactive hyperemia following pressure in healthy volunteers.
  • I think I prefer to shift through information first and take my time to think about what I write - lest all that raw, reactive blabber does nothing but add to the noise.
  • The double-barreled results: Lowering levels of a protein called CRP, or C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, seems to be protective even when cholesterol levels are okay.
  • We were being reactive instead of proactive. Christianity Today
  • He told me that he has been diagnosed as suffering from reactive depression and is currently being treated for that by a psychiatrist.
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