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Spanish translation of “react”

react

verb /riˈӕkt/
to behave in a certain way as a result of something
reaccionar
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
reaccionar
Young people tend to react against their parents.
(with to) to be affected, usually badly, by (a drug etc)
reaccionar (a)
I react very badly to penicillin.
reactant /riˈæktənt/ noun (chemistry) a substance that undergoes a chemical change in a reaction
Reactivo
The reactant that is left over after the reaction is complete is called the “excess reactant”.
reaction /-ʃən/ noun the act of reacting
reacción
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)
reacción
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
reacción
(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
reaccionario
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.
reactor
(Definition of react from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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