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active
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 12
2. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
3. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.
4. Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
6. 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.
7. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; - opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
8. 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.
10. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; - opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
12. Actively.
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