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noun re·ac·tor \rē-ˈak-tər\

Medical Definition of REACTOR

:  one that reacts: as a :  a chemical reagent b :  an individual reacting to a stimulus c :  an individual reacting positively to a foreign substance (as in a test for disease) <reactors to tuberculin>
a :  a piece of equipment in which a chemical reaction and especially an industrial chemical reaction is carried out b :  a device for the controlled release of nuclear energy (as for producing heat)
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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