Definition - active

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  1. tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"
  2. 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"
  3. (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"
  4. (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
  5. (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
  6. expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
  7. exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"
  8. (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
  9. in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
  10. taking part in an

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