Reflex - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːfleks|  American pronunciation of the word reflex
Brit.  |ˈriːflɛks|  British pronunciation of the word reflex


- an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


- without volition or conscious control(syn: automatic, reflexive)


reflexes such as swallowing and blinking

Disagreeing with my suggestions has become almost a reflex for him.

My reflexes are slower now that I'm older.

The reflex from the window lit his face.

He fumbled in his pocket, a reflex from his smoking days.

the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise

a reflex response to physical stimuli

Word forms

singular: reflex
plural: reflexes
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