Meaning of REACTOR in English


Pronunciation: r ē - ' ak-t ə r

Function: noun

Date: 1890

1 : one that reacts

2 : a device (as a coil, winding, or conductor of small resistance) used to introduce reactance into an alternating-current circuit

3 a : a vat for an industrial chemical reaction b : a device for the controlled release of nuclear energy (as for producing heat)

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