Reactor



[ree-ak-ter] /riˈæk tər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that or undergoes .
2.
Electricity. a device whose primary purpose is to introduce into a circuit.
3.
Immunology, Veterinary Medicine. a patient or animal that reacts positively towards a foreign material.
4.
Also called atomic pile, chain reactor, chain-reacting pile, nuclear reactor, pile. Physics. an apparatus in which a nuclear-fission can be initiated, sustained, and controlled, for generating heat or producing useful radiation.
5.
Chemistry. (especially in industry) a large container, as a vat, for processes in which the substances involved undergo a chemical reaction.
/rɪˈæktə/
noun
1.
(chem) a substance, such as a reagent, that undergoes a reaction
2.
short for nuclear reactor
3.
a vessel, esp one in industrial use, in which a chemical reaction takes place
4.
a coil of low resistance and high inductance that introduces reactance into a circuit
5.
(med) a person sensitive to a particular drug or agent
n.

“one that reacts,” 1835, agent noun in Latin form from react. In nuclear sense, attested from 1945.

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