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A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
an active volcano
Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
Requiring or implying action or exertion; — opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
Implying or producing rapid action.
an active disease
an active remedy
Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
italbrac, gay sexual slang
italbrac, of a homosexual man
) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner
such a role in anal sex
Something that actuates something else, especially a mechanism that causes a device to be switched on or off
The mind is the of the body
) The mechanism that moves the head assembly on a disk drive
) A relay that controls the flow of electricity
To form in line; to fall into line.
To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line
) To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking
(Sometimes lower case) From Latin ante meridiem, meaning "before noon (12:00)".
Assembly Member, a title similar to MP, placed after the name of a Member of the Welsh National Assembly.
Artium Magister or Master of Arts
The opposite of a cathode, an anode.
The target at which electrons from the cathode in a CRT or x-ray tube are directed.
) To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree
) To weaken
) To rarefy
) To reduce the virulence of a bacteria or virus
) To reduce the amplitude of an electrical signal
botany, of leaves
) Gradually tapering into a petiole-like extension toward the base.
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