Synonyms for reactive

Synonyms for (adjective) reactive

Synonyms: reactive

Definition: participating readily in reactions

Usage: sodium is a reactive metal; free radicals are very reactive

Similar words: activated, excited

Definition: (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive


Similar words: labile

Definition: (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown


Similar words: oxidizable

Definition: capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen


Similar words: thermolabile

Definition: (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat


Similar words: unstable

Definition: highly or violently reactive

Usage: sensitive and highly unstable compounds


Synonyms: reactive, responsive

Definition: reacting to a stimulus

Usage: the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

Similar words: sensitive

Definition: responsive to physical stimuli

Usage: a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch; a sensitive voltmeter; sensitive skin; sensitive to light