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RECEPTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does receptive mean? 

RECEPTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective RECEPTIVE has 4 senses:

1. open to arguments, ideas, or change
2. ready or willing to receive favorably
3. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
4. able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

  Familiarity information: RECEPTIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECEPTIVE (adjective)


Sense 1receptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to arguments, ideas, or change

Context example:

receptive to reason and the logic of facts

Similar:

pervious (admitting of passage or entrance)


Sense 2receptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ready or willing to receive favorably

Synonyms:

receptive; open

Context example:

receptive to the proposals

Similar:

acceptant; acceptive (accepting willingly)

admissive (characterized by or allowing admission)

assimilative (capable of mentally absorbing)

hospitable (having an open mind)

Antonym:

unreceptive (not receptive)


Sense 3receptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

Synonyms:

sensory; centripetal; receptive

Context example:

sensory neurons

Similar:

afferent (of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS)


Sense 4receptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

Context example:

the paper is ink-receptive

Similar:

absorbent; absorptive (having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.))


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