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reactive

adjective

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done in immediate response to something especially without thinking or planning
  • He realized his aggressive response to their criticisms had been reactive.
  • The board stressed the need for a less reactive and more proactive approach to problem-solving.

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The first known use of reactive was in 1717

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reactivations

reactive

reacts

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“Reactive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reactive. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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