adjective re·spon·sive \ri-ˈspän(t)-siv\

: reacting in a desired or positive way

: quick to react or respond

Full Definition of RESPONSIVE

:  giving response :  constituting a response :  answering <a responsive glance> <responsive aggression>
:  quick to respond or react appropriately or sympathetically :  sensitive
:  using responses <a responsive liturgy>
re·spon·sive·ly adverb
re·spon·sive·ness noun

Examples of RESPONSIVE

  1. The patient was not responsive to the treatment.
  2. The store is very responsive to the needs of its customers.

First Known Use of RESPONSIVE

15th century


adjective re·spon·sive \ri-ˈspän(t)-siv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESPONSIVE

:  making a response; especially :  responding to treatment <pain responsive to opioids>


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