AskDefine | Define react

Dictionary Definition



1 show a response or a reaction to something [syn: respond]
2 undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions; "The hydrogen and the oxygen react"
3 act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say" [syn: oppose]

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  1. To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.
  2. 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.
  3. To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.



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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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