React

In terminology, react (TR:264), from re- “again” + -act process of doing”, is to “act again” (Job Nott, 1832); to exert a reciprocal or counteracting force or influence; to respond to a stimulus; to act in opposition to a force or influence; to move or tend in a reverse direction; to undergo chemical reaction; compare: re-action. [1]

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“Now we all know what ‘action’ is; it is energy as opposed to supineness; it is work as opposed to idleness. Action is the very life and soul of labor, and therefore is the delight of laboring men. Now the little particle ‘re’, though it means nothing of itself, yet when put before another syllable, assumes a great importance; thus combined it has the signification of ‘again’, as re-form is to form again, re-turn is to-turn again. In like manner re-act is to act again, and re-action is the coming again into action.”
— Job Nott (1832), “Re-action” [2]

See also
Reactant
Reaction

References
1. (a) React – Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
(b) Nott, Job. (1932). “Re-Action” (Ѻ), The Bristol Job Nott: Laboring Man’s Friend, No LI, Nov 29.
2. Nott, Job. (1932). “Re-Action” (Ѻ), The Bristol Job Nott: Laboring Man’s Friend, No LI, Nov 29.

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