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active

ac·tive

active

 
 
pronunciation:
aek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: always doing something; busy; full of energy.
My grandmother is very active even though she is old.
synonyms:
busy, dynamic, energetic, restless
antonyms:
idle, lazy
similar words:
alive, driving, enterprising, industrious
definition 2: doing something or able to do something; working; functioning.
Is your library card still active?
synonyms:
alive, effective, functioning, working
antonyms:
dormant
similar words:
dynamic, fertile, in effect, living, ongoing, productive
derivations: actively (adv.), activeness (n.)
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The word active contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).