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  • engaged in full-time work
    • active duty
    • though past retirement age he is still active in his profession
  • (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
    • active volcanos
  • (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
  • (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
  • expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
  • (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
  • in operation
    • keep hope alive
    • the tradition was still alive
    • an active tradition
  • full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
    • an active seaport
    • an active bond market
    • an active account
  • exerting influence or producing a change or effect
    • an active ingredient
  • characterized by energetic activity
    • an active toddler
    • active as a gazelle
    • an active man is a man of action
  • taking part in an activity
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • 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
  • engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
    • on active duty
    • the platoon is combat-ready
    • review the fighting forces
  • tending to become more severe or wider in scope
    • active tuberculosis
  • a person who is a participating member of an organization
    • the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees
  • 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
  • chemical agent capable of activity
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