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Spanish translation of “react”

react

verb /riˈӕkt/
to behave in a certain way as a result of something How did he react when you called him a fool? He reacted angrily to the criticism Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form water. (with against) to behave or act in a certain way in order to show rejection of Young people tend to react against their parents. (with to) to be affected, usually badly, by (a drug etc) I react very badly to penicillin. reactant /riˈæktənt/ noun (chemistry) a substance that undergoes a chemical change in a reaction The reactant that is left over after the reaction is complete is called the “excess reactant”. reaction /-ʃən/ noun the act of reacting What was his reaction to your remarks? He suffered a bad reaction from the drug I’d like to ask you for your reactions to these suggestions. a change of opinions, feelings etc (usually against someone or something) The new government was popular at first, but then a reaction began. a process of change which occurs when two or more substances are put together (a) nuclear reaction a chemical reaction between iron and acid. reactionary /-ʃə-/ adjective, noun (plural reactionaries) (a person) opposed to change and progress or favouring a return to things as they were reactionary politics. reactor noun (also nuclear reactor) an apparatus in which nuclear energy is produced which can be used as a source of power, eg when converted into electricity.
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(Definition of react from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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