radioactif etymology

French word radioactif comes from English active, English radio-

Detailed word origin of radioactif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
active English (eng) A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting. (gay sexual slang) (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.. (heading, grammar) About verbs.. (specifically, of a volcano) Being an active volcano. Compare extinct and dormant. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.. Applied to [...]
radio- English (eng) (anatomy) radius (bone). (geometry) radius. Radiation. Radio (broadcasting).
radioactif French (fra) Radioactive.