intransitive verb see chain reaction

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  • chain-react — [chān′rē akt′] vi. to be involved in or subjected to a chain reaction …   English World dictionary

  • chain-react — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: back formation from chain reaction : to take part in or undergo chain reaction * * * /chayn ree akt /, v.i. to undergo or produce a chain reaction: Riots chain reacted from one area to another in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain-react — /chayn ree akt /, v.i. to undergo or produce a chain reaction: Riots chain reacted from one area to another in the city. * * * …   Universalium

  • chain-react — /tʃeɪn riˈækt/ (say chayn ree akt) verb (i) to undergo a chain reaction …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chain propagation — is a process in which a reactive intermediate is continuously regenerated during the course of a chemical reaction. In polymerization reaction, the reactive end groups of a polymer chain react in each propagation step with a new monomer molecule… …   Wikipedia

  • chain reaction — noun Date: circa 1902 1. a. a series of events so related to each other that each one initiates the next b. a number of events triggered by the same initial event 2. a self sustaining chemical or nuclear reaction yielding energy or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chain migration — has multiple meanings. It refers to the social process by which immigrants from a particular town follow others from that town to a particular city or neighborhood, whether in an immigrant receiving country or in a new, usually urban, location in …   Wikipedia

  • Chain reaction — This article is about chain reactions in chemistry and physics. For other uses, see Chain reaction (disambiguation). A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by product causes additional reactions to take place. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Chain termination — For the DNA sequencing method, see DNA sequencing#Chain termination methods. Chain termination is any chemical reaction that ceases the formation of reactive intermediates in a chain propagation step in the course of a polymerization, effectively …   Wikipedia

  • Chain steam shipping — Postcard showing a chain steamer on river Seine in France. The caption reads Conflans Sainte Honorine An arm of the Seine waterway. A train of barges …   Wikipedia

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