We stay active during the cold winter months by skiing and ice skating.
We are active members of our church.
While many give money to the organization, only a few are active participants.
She was politically active as a volunteer for her state representative.
They take an active interest in their children's education.
He has taken a more active role in the production of this album.
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The company is already active in the Middle East, backing the upcoming $140 million historic epic Desert Warrior starring Anthony Mackie, Ben Kingsley from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt.—Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Nov. 2023 The search continued into the night on Wednesday, with Coast Guard ships and helicopters active in the search area at about 7 p.m. local time.—Kevin Shalvey, ABC News, 29 Nov. 2023 Explosions, pollution and the overuse of loud active sonar all have taken a toll on the roughly 400,000 dolphins and porpoises who lived in the Black Sea prior to 2022.—David Axe, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 But Israeli airstrikes destroyed or damaged almost all the community’s homes in Gaza City while also hitting Gaza’s oldest active church, where some were sheltering.—Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Yellowstone National Park is known for its supervolcano and active geysers, but lidar technology is helping scientists better understand the threat of earthquakes for surrounding communities like Montana’s Paradise Valley.—Denise Chow, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 While the scene remains active as the campus is cleared, the suspect is deceased.—Neal Riley, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2023 The only times Double Tap won’t work is when a Sleep Focus mode is active, or when the watch is in Low Power Mode.—David Nield, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2023 The drugs are generally active against gram-positive bacteria, a group of bacteria that has peptidoglycan on the outside of the cell wall.—Jenny Sweigard, Verywell Health, 16 Nov. 2023
This eye cream features a formula with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and 38 plant actives — including red algae, squalane, cacao, and coffee — for highly effective benefits.—Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 Don’t use actives while healing Active skin treatments like retinol, chemical peels, and other exfoliants are often recommended to help target common skin concerns.—India Espy-Jones, Essence, 25 Oct. 2023 Created in 1998, cold caps work by cooling the scalp and constricting blood flow to the root, with the hopes of limiting the amount of chemotherapy actives that reach the hair.—Tayler Adigun, Essence, 31 Oct. 2023 Skin care products with acne-fighting actives coupled with gentle supporting products like a fragrance-free moisturizer are your best bet here.—Annie Blay, Allure, 16 Oct. 2023 Other common examples of actives include retinol and other retinoids, as well as most acids (including glycolic, azaleic, and lactic).—Jessica Cruel, SELF, 3 Oct. 2023 The foundation includes skin modulator actives, like rosehip oil, wild rosemary, and plankton extract.—ELLE, 5 Sep. 2023 The Pro Remedy Oil is a great topper for those who use strong actives or have eczema or rosacea.—ELLE, 16 Feb. 2023 This way your skin can actually reap the benefits of chemical exfoliation and the use of actives without going overboard and causing potential damage or irritation.—Danielle Jackson, Women's Health, 10 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin āctīvus, from āctus (past participle of agere "to drive (cattle), cause to move, do") + -īvus-ive — more at agent