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English adjective: reflex

1. reflex without volition or conscious control


SamplesThe automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light.
A reflex knee jerk.
Sneezing is reflexive.


Synonymsautomatic, reflexive


Similarinvoluntary


Domain categoryphysiology


Antonymsvoluntary


English noun: reflex

1. reflex (act) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


Synonymsinborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex


Broader (hypernym)reaction, response


Narrower (hyponym)accommodation reflex, Babinski, Babinski reflex, Babinski sign, belch, belching, blink, blinking, blush, breaking wind, burp, burping, defecation reflex, disgorgement, electric shock, electrical shock, emesis, eructation, eye blink, fart, farting, flatus, flush, gag reflex, goose bump, goose pimple, goose skin, goosebump, gooseflesh, gulp, gulping, hiccough, hiccup, horripilation, jump, knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, light reflex, micturition reflex, miosis, mydriasis, myosis, myotactic reflex, nictation, nictitation, oscitance, oscitancy, patellar reflex, pharyngeal reflex, pilomotor reflex, plantar reflex, puking, pupillary reflex, rectal reflex, regurgitation, rooting reflex, shake, shiver, shock, singultus, sneeze, sneezing, start, startle, sternutation, stretch reflex, suckling reflex, tremble, vomit, vomiting, wind, wink, winking, yawn, yawning









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