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instinct/ˈɪnˌstɪŋkt/noun
pluralinstincts
instinct
/ˈɪnˌstɪŋkt/
noun
pluralinstincts
Learner's definition of INSTINCT  
: a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned: a natural desire or tendency that makes you want to act in a particular way
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— see also killer instinct
   b : something you know without learning it or thinking about it
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— compare intuition
[count] : a natural ability— often + for— sometimes followed by to + verb
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