Translation of reaction in Spanish:

reaction

Pronunciation: /riˈækʃən/

n

  • 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable 1.1 (response) reacción (feminine)reaction to sth the rash must be a reaction to the drugs el sarpullido debe de ser una reacción a los fármacos what was her reaction to the news? ¿cómo reaccionó or cuál fue su reacción frente a or ante la noticia? her gut reaction was to pull out su reacción instintiva fue echarse atrás after yesterday's rise in interest rates, there was a sharp reaction on Wall Street la subida de los tipos de interés de ayer provocó una fuerte sacudida en Wall Street (before noun/delante del nombre) reaction time tiempo (masculine) de reacción
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    • And for an immediate reaction to today's events I think we can speak to Tom Hilton.
    • Fifth, anger can be an immediate reaction to an isolated event or it can be a response after numerous events.
    • I accept full responsibility for my reaction to a bad situation.
    1.2 [Chemistry/Química] reacción (feminine) chemical/nuclear reaction reacción química/nuclear
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    • There are many important industrial processes that use electrophilic reactions.
    • By contrast, making Kevlar involves a complex series of organic reactions in hot sulphuric acid at high pressures.
    • More to the point, it has facilitated many reactions that depend upon acetic acid as a reagent or solvent.
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    • Furthermore, the compound nuclei produced in cold-fusion reactions contain a relatively small number of neutrons.
    • It studies the structure of nuclei, and their reactions and interactions.
    • They're produced during nuclear fusion, the reaction that lights the sun and other stars.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Politics/Política] [pejorative/peyorativo] reacción (feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo] the forces of reaction las fuerzas reaccionarias or de la reacción [pejorative/peyorativo]
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    • It is no coincidence that this development has occurred during a period of deepening social and political reaction.
    • This process of social and political reaction cannot be adequately explained as the result of the evil intentions of one or another president.
    • American politics has assumed the form of a sweeping social reaction, aimed at overturning the reformist legacy of the New Deal.

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