"activer" in the adjective sense
tending to become more severe or wider in scope
2. active, combat-ready, fighting
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty"
"the platoon is combat-ready"
"review the fighting forces"
disposed to take action or effectuate change
"a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"
"an active antagonism"
"he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"
4. active, participating
taking part in an activity
"an active member of the club"
"he was politically active"
"the participating organizations"
characterized by energetic activity
"an active toddler"
"active as a gazelle"
"an active man is a man of action"
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
"an active ingredient"
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
"an active seaport"
"an active bond market"
"an active account"
8. active, alive
"keep hope alive"
"the tradition was still alive"
"an active tradition"
of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
11. active, dynamic
used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
engaged in full-time work
"though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
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