Antonyms of adj reactive

2 senses of reactive

Sense 1
reactive (vs. unreactive) -- (participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive")

unreactive (vs. reactive) -- ((chemistry) not reacting chemically)
        => inactive -- ((chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine")
        => inert, indifferent, neutral -- (having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction")
        => noble -- (inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum")
        => stable -- (not taking part readily in chemical change)

Sense 2
reactive, responsive -- (reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons")

INDIRECT (VIA sensitive) -> insensitive -- (not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation")

Similarity of adj reactive

2 senses of reactive

Sense 1
reactive (vs. unreactive) -- (participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive")
       => activated, excited -- ((of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive)
       => labile -- ((chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown)
       => oxidizable -- (capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen)
       => thermolabile -- ((chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat)
       => unstable -- (highly or violently reactive; "sensitive and highly unstable compounds")

Sense 2
reactive, responsive -- (reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons")
       => sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light")

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