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[n] the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"
[n] chemical agent capable of activity
[adj] characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
[adj] engaged in full-time work; "active duty" (military); "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
[adj] full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"
[adj] (pathology) tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis"
[adj] 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"
[adj] producing activity or change
[adj] (of e.g. volcanos) being in a state of action or potential action; "active volcanos"
[adj] (grammar) expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
[adj] (grammar) active voice
[adj] exerting influence or producing an effect; "an active ingredient"
[adj] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions
[adj] in a state of habitual or vigorous activity; "an active man is a man of action"
[adj] characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance"
[adj] in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
[adj] taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"
[adj] being in physical motion; "active fish in the aquarium"; "a nurse is on the move all day"
[adj] (military) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"

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