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radioactive

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adjective ra·dio·ac·tive \ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈak-tiv\

Simple Definition of radioactive

  • : having or producing a powerful and dangerous form of energy (called radiation)

Full Definition of radioactive

  1. :  of, caused by, or exhibiting radioactivity

ra·dio·ac·tive·ly adverb

Examples of radioactive

  1. Uranium and plutonium are radioactive.



Origin of radioactive

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


RADIOACTIVE Defined for Kids

radioactive

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adjective ra·dio·ac·tive \ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈak-tiv\

Definition of radioactive

  1. :  caused by or exhibiting radioactivity <a radioactive element>




Medical Dictionary

radioactive

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adjective ra·dio·ac·tive \ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈak-tiv\

Medical Definition of radioactive

  1. :  of, caused by, or exhibiting radioactivity <radioactive isotopes>

  2. ra·dio·ac·tive·ly adverb





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