radioactive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Adaptation of French radioactif, from radio- +‎ active.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹeɪdioʊˈæktɪv/

Adjective[edit]

radioactive ‎(not comparable)

  1. Exhibiting radioactivity.
  2. (figuratively, rare) Dangerous and disgusting (particularly of ideas).
    Even sleazy tactics and his radioactive mouth may not be able to contain this debacle.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

radioactive

  1. feminine singular of radioactif