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Latin. adv. Actively. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; - opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.


 - Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; - opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.


 - Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; - opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal. Requiring or implying action or exertion; - opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; - opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.


 - Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.


 - (Gram.) (a) Applied to a form of the verb; - opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice. (b) Applied to verbs which assert that ...

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