1. Of, involving, or determined by competition: competitive games. 2. Liking competition or inclined to compete: a highly competitive sales representative. 3. Biochemistry. Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding. –com·peti·tive·ly adv. –com·peti·tive·ness n.
din n. A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds. See Synonyms at noise. v. dinned, din·ning, dins. v. –tr. 1. To stun with deafening noise. 2. To instill by wearying repetition: dinned the Latin conjugations into the student's heads. v. –intr. To make a loud noise.
singe v. –tr. singed, singe·ing, sing·es. 1. To burn superficially; scorch. 2. To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or an animal) by subjecting briefly to flame. See Synonyms at burn1. 3. To burn the ends of (hair, for example). 4. To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing. n. A slight or surface burn; a scorch.