English dictionary

Hint: Asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Asterisk substitutes zero or more characters.

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


Domain categoryphysiology


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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2019 onlineordbog.dk