Definition of React

1. Verb. Show a response or a reaction to something.




2. Verb. Act against or in opposition to. "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
Exact synonyms: Oppose
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Act On, Follow Up On, Pursue, Buck, Go Against
Derivative terms: Opponent, Opposer

3. Verb. Undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions. "The hydrogen and the oxygen react"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Bromate, Brominate
Derivative terms: Reactant, Reaction, Reactive

Definition of React

1. v. t. To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.

2. v. i. To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.

Definition of React

1. Verb. To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome. ¹

2. Verb. To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state. ¹

3. Verb. To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition. ¹

4. Verb. (rare spelling of (react)) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of React

1. to respond to a stimulus [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of React

1. 1. To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state. 2. To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of React

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reacquainting
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reacquire
reacquired
reacquired stock
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reacquisitions
react (current term)
reactance
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reaction-propulsion engine
reaction centre
reaction engine
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reaction intermediate
reaction mechanism
reaction mechanisms

Literary usage of React

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Several of the aliphatic primary and secondary amines react with ethyl oxalate, ... Tertiary amines do not react. Primary and secondary amines are ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Tertiary amines do not react. Primary aromatic amino compounds react differently if their solutions are kept cooled. They give diazo- compounds according to ..."

3. A History of Chemical Theories and Laws by Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir (1906)
"ELEMENTS WHICH DO NOT react. ARGON AND ITS COMPANIONS. ... the isolation of a new element which refused to react with other substances under any conditions ..."

4. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"... and whose own death took place under circumstances so affecting, could not fail to react to the disadvantage of the Queen and of her creed. ..."

5. Quantitative Analysis by Edward G. Mahin (1919)
"Measuring the Volume of Solution Required to react with a Known Weight of a ... An acid may be allowed to react with a pure carbonate and the required ..."

6. Papers and Proceedings by American Sociological Society Meeting, American Sociological Association (1907)
"HOW DOES THE ACCESS OF WOMEN TO INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS react ON THE FAMILY? PROFESSOR UG WEATHERLY Indiana University Although economists have discarded the ..."

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