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synonyms for chain reaction

  • chemical reaction
  • vicious circle
  • causal nexus
  • cause and effect
  • chain of circumstances
  • concatenation of events
  • domino effect
  • powder train
  • ripples in a pond
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How to use chain reaction in a sentence

She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
While this reaction lasted he laughed away the evidence, and honestly believed he was exaggerating trifles.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Ordinarily the diazo appears a little earlier than the Widal reaction—about the fourth or fifth day—but it may be delayed.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Then he closed the spring with a snap, and she let him pass the chain over her hand once more.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
For Lettice—the tender woman of his first acquaintance—had obviously experienced a moment of reaction.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
When applied to the diagnosis of typhoid fever, the phenomenon is known as the Widal reaction.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
As yet, it is the only agglutination reaction which has any practical value for the practitioner.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The reaction is frankly acid in health and in nearly all pathologic conditions.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Starch-granules sometimes retain their original form, but are ordinarily not to be recognized except by their staining reaction.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
And to punish himself while this reaction lasted, he would seek her out and see that she inflicted the punishment itself.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO CHAIN REACTION

  • after-effects
  • causatum
  • chain reaction
  • consequences
  • end
  • eventuality
  • flak
  • impact
  • issue
  • outcome
  • payoff
  • remainder
  • residual
  • residuum
  • results
  • upshot
  • waves
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