Definition of actively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæktɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæktɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that involves doing something Your proposal is being actively considered. The government was actively hostile to any criticism of its policies.
  2. 2in a way that involves making a determined effort and not leaving something to happen by itself She was actively looking for a job.
  3. 3in a way that has or causes an effect Some counterfeit drugs contain actively harmful ingredients.