Definition of Active agent

1. Noun. Chemical agent capable of activity.

Exact synonyms: Active
Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent
Derivative terms: Active

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Active Agent

activation analyses
activation analysis
activation energy
activation product
activation record
activator appliances
active acetate
active agent (current term)
active air defense
active aldehyde
active anaphylaxis
active application
active birth
active carbon dioxide
active caries
active centre
active citizen
active congestion
active couple
active couples
active dry yeast

Literary usage of Active agent

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"active agent of Ergot.—Dr. A. WERNICH has recently made some investigations ... The active agent appears to be of the nature of an acid soluble in alcohol ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The conditions which chiefly affect vegetation are temperature and moisture, the latter being the more active agent as regards the distribution of plants. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"He proved an active agent in supporting the President, and in securing his acquittal at the impeachment trial. Jan. 17. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"By WS MITCHELL. On the Coal-Measures in Mold Valley, and their Products. By W. NESS. On Steam as the active Agent in Earthquakes. By RA PF. ..."

5. Notes on Haiti: Made During a Residence in that Republic by Charles Mackenzie (1830)
"... an active agent—Population—Attachment of former slaves to their former owners—Sugar farm—Castes friendly to each other—Cultivation—Increase of ..."

6. Reason & Revelation: An Essay in Christian Apology by John Richardson Illingworth (1903)
"It deals with man in the concrete, as an active agent who has to realize himself in the experience of life. And, moreover, it deals with him more completely ..."

7. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"Group B. active agent in Lungs of Affected Rabbits versus Similar Material Originally Derived from Other Patients. That the strains of the active agent in ..."

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