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    reaction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reaction

    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    Synonyms : chemical reaction
    Example Sentence
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water
    Definition
    (noun) an idea evoked by some experience
    Example Sentence
    • his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do
    Definition
    (noun) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    Synonyms : response
    Example Sentence
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age
    Definition
    (noun) (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body
    Example Sentence
    • every action has an equal and opposite reaction
    Definition
    (noun) a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude
    Example Sentence
    • he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance
    • John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp
    Definition
    (noun) extreme conservatism in political or social matters
    Example Sentence
    • the forces of reaction carried the election
    Definition
    (noun) doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
    Example Sentence
    • his style of painting was a reaction against cubism
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