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reflex

re·flex

reflex

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ri fleks
definition 1: denoting or pertaining to an involuntary physiological response or reaction to a stimulus.
similar words:
involuntary
definition 2: thrown, turned, or reflected back.
definition 3: reactive or responsive.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ri fleks
definition 1: an involuntary physiological response to a stimulus.
similar words:
mechanism
definition 2: a habitual response.
His political views are merely reflexes.
similar words:
mechanism
definition 3: (pl.) ability to respond quickly.
a tennis player with good reflexes
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ri fleks
inflections: reflexed, reflexes, reflexing
definition: to bend, fold, or turn back.
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