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reactor

Noun

1 an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
2 (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements [syn: nuclear reactor]

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English

Noun

  1. A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence.
  2. A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat.
  3. A chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance.

Translations

a person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence
a device which uses atomic energy to produce heat
a chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance

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Reactor may relate to the following:
reactor in Czech: Reaktor
reactor in German: Reaktor
reactor in Spanish: Reactor
reactor in French: Réacteur
reactor in Dutch: Reactor
reactor in Russian: Реактор
reactor in Finnish: Reaktori

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

atomic pile, breeder reactor, bricks, chain reactor, chain-reacting pile, fast pile, furnace, heterogeneous reactor, homogeneous reactor, intermediate pile, lattice, neutron factory, nuclear furnace, pile, plutonium reactor, power reactor, power-breeder reactor, radioactive waste, reactor pile, rods, slow pile, stellarator, uranium reactor
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