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Meaning of 'react' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . React [ v. i.]
- To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.
- To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.
2 . React [ v. t.]
- To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.

Meaning of 'react' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . react [ v]
Meaning (1):
- act against or in opposition to
Example in sentence:
  • She reacts negatively to everything I say
Meaning (2):
- undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions
Example in sentence:
  • The hydrogen and the oxygen react