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1. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others.

Synonyms

  • chain reaction
  • saponification
  • aldol reaction
  • displacement
  • photochemical reaction
  • oxidization
  • neutralisation reaction
  • chemical action
  • oxidation
  • chemical change
  • elimination reaction
  • equilibrium
  • neutralisation
  • metathesis
  • displacement reaction
  • decomposition
  • neutralization
  • chemical reaction
  • exothermic reaction
  • endothermic reaction
  • hydrolysis
  • addition reaction
  • reduction
  • decomposition reaction
  • oxidoreduction
  • chemical decomposition reaction
  • oxidisation
  • double decomposition reaction
  • oxidation-reduction
  • redox
  • neutralization reaction
  • double decomposition
  • chemical equilibrium
  • reducing

Antonyms

  • careful
  • failing
  • running
  • unsatisfactory

Etymology

  • reaction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • reactio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Chain Reaction

  • dissatisfaction
  • satisfaction
  • liquefaction
  • transaction
  • subtraction
  • extraction
  • distraction
  • contraction
  • abstraction
  • retraction
  • infraction
  • diffraction
  • classaction
  • telaction
  • interaction
  • exaction
  • attraction
  • traction
  • inaction
  • fraction
  • faction

Example sentences of the word chain-reaction


1. Noun Phrase
Because of this, defaulting on bond payments can start a chain reaction that ends with diminished stock valuations.

2. Noun Phrase
This starts a chain reaction that releases histamines in various soft tissues in the body.

3. Noun Phrase
Electrical currents cause a chain reaction that carries the current through the copper.

2. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] an idea evoked by some experience.

Synonyms

  • idea

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis

Etymology

  • reaction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • reactio (Latin)

3. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent.

Synonyms

  • answer
  • immune response
  • kinesis
  • immune reaction
  • transfusion reaction
  • activity
  • psychogalvanic response
  • electrical skin response
  • bodily function
  • reflex action
  • bodily process
  • learned response
  • double take
  • body process
  • inborn reflex
  • rebound
  • unconditioned reflex
  • GSR
  • physiological reaction
  • reflex
  • Tarchanoff phenomenon
  • automatism
  • immunologic response
  • galvanic skin response
  • reflex response
  • taxis
  • passage
  • tropism
  • innate reflex
  • passing
  • overreaction
  • response
  • learned reaction
  • electrodermal response
  • Fere phenomenon

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • reaction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • reactio (Latin)

4. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like.

Synonyms

  • resistance
  • opposition

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • question
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • reaction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • reactio (Latin)

5. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] extreme conservatism in political or social matters.

Synonyms

  • conservatism

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • reaction (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • reactio (Latin)

6. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of things depending on each other as if linked together.

Synonyms

  • catena
  • series
  • concatenation

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish
  • head
  • rear

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).

Synonyms

  • ring
  • long-chain molecule
  • chemical chain
  • closed chain
  • long chain
  • unit
  • open chain
  • building block

Antonyms

  • closed chain
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • incapability

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.

Synonyms

  • anchor chain
  • watch guard
  • paper chain
  • anchor rope
  • chain printer
  • snow chain
  • ligament
  • bicycle chain
  • cycle
  • tire chain
  • bicycle
  • chain tongs
  • fob
  • watch chain
  • chatelaine
  • pull chain
  • bike

Antonyms

  • walk
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.

Synonyms

  • discount chain
  • chain store
  • business concern
  • business organisation
  • restaurant chain
  • retail chain
  • business
  • apparel chain
  • business organization

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay
  • running

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] anything that acts as a restraint.

Synonyms

  • restraint

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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