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  • adj. Describing something that will not react.


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non- +‎ reactive


  • The hospital said on its Web site that the mistake occurred because a staff member mistakenly believed he heard the English word "nonreactive" concerning the donor's standard H.I.V. test.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Toss the rhubarb pieces with three quarters cup sugar and the flour in a nonreactive mixing bowl.

    Alice Waters's Rhubarb Galette

  • The nonreactive nitrogen is meant to prevent outside air from entering the containment structures, where the air's oxygen can react explosively with the hydrogen produced by the damaged reactors.

    Crippled Nuclear Plant Largely Meets Three-Month Goals

  • While the bars are chilling, make the chocolate topping: In a large nonreactive metal bowl, combine the chocolate, corn syrup, salt and butter (I did the salt to taste -- it was fabulous after 2 pinches; the original recipe does not call for any salt in any stage but I think it really adds something).

    Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

  • In a large nonreactive metal (I used glass) bowl, place the chocolate and the peanut butter.

    Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

  • Makes about 1 quart (1 litre)2 cups (500ml) rosé wine⅔ cup (130g) sugar3 cups (340g) raspberries, fresh or frozenIn a medium, nonreactive saucepan, bring the rosé and sugar to a boil.

    Raspberry-rosé sorbet recipe

  • Squeeze the tomato in your hands, releasing the juice and most of the seeds, then either chop further, or just place the crushed pulp in a deep nonreactive stockpot.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Canning My Fear of Canning Tomatoes

  • His domino design of sticks and various other objects that took a whopping 36 hours to set up failed to ignite properly and the chain proved nonreactive.

    VIDEO: America's Got a Train Wreck

  • So how can you stay centered and nonreactive when you're in a heated conversation?

    Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.: Resolving Arguments in the Bedroom and the Boardroom

  • In a nonreactive, large saucepan off the heat, combine the rhubarb, sugar, and zest and toss or stir to combine.

    The City Cook


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