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English noun: startle reaction

1. startle reaction (act) a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions


Synonymsstartle response


Broader (hypernym)jump, start, startle









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