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react, reacts, reacting, reacted (verb forms)
1. To behave or to change in a particular way in response to or under the influence of some stimulus or prompting: "When her friend told the man what happened, he reacted with sadness."
2. To respond to something by showing the feelings or thoughts it arouses: "Most people reacted in a positive way to the smoking ban in restaurants."
3. To respond to some notification or stimulus by taking action: "The firefighters reacted quickly when they heard the alarm."
4. To respond to or to be affected by a medication, drug, food, air pollution, etc.; usually in a negative or bad way: "The woman physically reacted or felt terrible after she took a dose of the medicine which was prescribed by the doctor."
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