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active /ˈæktɪv/ adjective
active
/ˈæktɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of ACTIVE
[more active; most active] : doing things that require physical movement and energy
[more active; most active]
: involved in the activities of a group or organization
: participating in an action or activity
often + in
: involving action or participation
: marked by regular action or use
of a volcano : likely to explode violently or produce fire and hot liquid rock : capable of erupting
of a disease : becoming worse or continuing to have bad effects
: having a chemical effect especially on the body
US : involving service in the military as a main job
: involving fighting in a war as a member of the military
grammar
of a verb or voice : showing that the subject of a sentence is the one doing the action expressed by the verb
◊ The active voice is a way of writing or speaking that uses active verbs.
compare passive
of a verb : expressing action rather than describing the state of something

— actively

adverb
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