Meaning of REACTION in English

REACTION

noun

1 response

ADJECTIVE

▪ extreme , strong , violent

▪ favourable/favorable , positive

▪ adverse , hostile , negative

▪ mixed

The speech got a mixed ~.

▪ angry

▪ first , immediate , initial

▪ delayed

Her outburst was a delayed ~ to an unpleasant letter she'd received that morning.

▪ chain

The change of plan set off a chain ~ of confusion.

▪ common , general , public

▪ natural , normal , understandable

His ~ is completely understandable.

▪ automatic , gut , instinctive , knee-jerk , spontaneous

The incident calls for a measured response, avoiding knee-jerk ~s.

▪ nervous

▪ emotional , visceral

▪ critical

The critical ~ to his first novel has been positive.

VERB + REACTION

▪ get , have , meet with

The play met with a mixed ~ from the critics.

▪ experience

I believe she is experiencing a post-traumatic stress ~.

▪ bring , cause , elicit , induce , produce , provoke , set off , spark , spark off , trigger , trigger off

She was surprised at the ~ brought by the mention of his name.

▪ gauge , judge

He eyed her cautiously, trying to gauge her ~.

▪ judge by , judge from

Judging by her ~, she liked the present.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ to

There's been a drop in ticket sales in ~ to the review.

▪ ~ against

Her rebellious attitude is just a ~ against her strict upbringing.

▪ ~ to

the public ~ to the news

2 ( usually reactions ) ability to react quickly

ADJECTIVE

▪ fast , good , lightning , quick

Keenan showed lightning ~s.

▪ slow

VERB + REACTION

▪ have

She has very quick ~s.

▪ speed up

▪ slow down

Alcohol has the effect of slowing down your ~s.

REACTION + NOUN

▪ time

Your ~ time increases when you are tired.

3 chemical reaction

ADJECTIVE

▪ chain

▪ chemical , nuclear , thermonuclear , etc.

▪ fission , fusion

▪ reversible

VERB + REACTION

▪ cause , initiate , produce , start , trigger

▪ catalyse/catalyze ( science )

▪ stop

▪ slow down , speed up

REACTION + VERB

▪ occur , take place

PREPOSITION

▪ during a/the ~ , in a/the ~

the energy given out during the ~

▪ ~ between

I am studying the ~s between certain gases.

▪ ~ with

the fuel's chemical ~ with the surrounding water

4 physical reaction

ADJECTIVE

▪ adverse , bad , severe

▪ mild , slight

▪ delayed

a delayed ~ to the drugs

▪ allergic

▪ inflammatory

VERB + REACTION

▪ experience , have , suffer

She had a very bad allergic ~ to the peanuts.

▪ cause , induce , produce

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

A small minority of patients suffer an adverse ~ to the treatment.

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