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According to WordNet, the adjective "active" has 14 sense(s).

300043411 (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions.

300042037 expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions".

300038750 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".

300042457 exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient".

300041618 (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being.

300035465 full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account".

300927373 in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition".

300040325 (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos".

300034710 engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession".

300037457 tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis".

301515280 taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations".

300031974 characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action".

301660444 engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces".

300041361 (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.


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