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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 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 reaction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Change the surface with a piece of material and watch his reaction.

Quotes containing the word reaction


1. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- C.G. Jung

2. My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it's a tornado that I'm controlling. It's creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.
- Marilyn Manson

3. I came up with the term 'mindfreak' because I didn't like the word 'magician.' I felt like I wanted to coin a term that would be basically the reaction to my art. It would be a mindfreak and so that's why I came up with that. But, many people say I'm really a student of humanity and psychology.
- Criss Angel

2. reaction-propulsion_engine

noun. a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high-speed stream.

Synonyms

  • ion engine
  • jet engine
  • reaction engine

3. reaction

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

Synonyms

  • idea

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis

Etymology

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

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. reaction

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

Synonyms

  • conservatism

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

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

7. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body.

Antonyms

  • birth

Etymology

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

8. reaction

noun. ['riːˈækʃən'] a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude.

Antonyms

  • active

Etymology

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