Another word for radical


free radical, radical - an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule

Example:- in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions

radical - a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram

radical - (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

base, radical, root, root word, stem, theme - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Example:- thematic vowels are part of the stem

chemical group, group, radical - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule


radical - of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root

Example:- a radical verb form

basal, radical - especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem

Example:- basal placentation

radical, revolutionary - markedly new or introducing radical change

Example:- a revolutionary discovery

radical - arising from or going to the root or source

Example:- a radical flaw in the plan

extremist, radical, ultra - (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm

Example:- extremist political views

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Source : WordNet