Definition of "reactant" [reactant]

  • (noun) A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially a directly reacting substance present at the initiation of the reaction.

Use "reactant" in a sentence

  • "One prototype he likes uses thorium as the reactant, which is 3-4 times more abundant than uranium and produces several orders of magnitude less long-lived radioactive waste."
  • "In current research we are developing a method for simultaneous measurement of three or four vector properties of reactive collisions, such as reactant or product relative velocities or rotational angular momenta."
  • ""What kind of reactant is Quent Miles using in that ship of yours?" asked Walters sharply."

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