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Definitions of reaction:

part of speech: noun

That which is produced by a reagent.

part of speech: noun

The response of a muscle or other living tissue to a stimulus. 2. The color change affected in litmus and certain other organic pigments by contact with various substances ( acids or alkalies); also the property which such substances possess of producing this change. 3. In chemistry the intermolecular action of two or more substances upon each other, whereby these substances are caused to disappear, new ones being formed in their place.

Usage examples for reaction:

  • He was not one of the men upon whom the silent strength of Nature has any marked reaction "By Right of Purchase", Harold Bindloss
  • A powerful reaction took place within him, so strong that it helped to free him from the other emotions. "The U.P. Trail", Zane Grey
  • The reaction set in quickly. "Acid Bath", Vaseleos Garson

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