May 22, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
reflex /ˈriːˌflɛks/ noun
reflex
/ˈriːˌflɛks/
noun

plural reflexes

Testing a patient’s reflexes
Testing a patient’s reflexes
Learner's definition of REFLEX

1 [count] : an action or movement of the body that happens automatically as a reaction to something

  • the cough/gag reflex

  • reflexes such as swallowing and blinking

  • a reflex action/response

2 [count] : something that you do without thinking as a reaction to something

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

3 reflexes [plural] : the natural ability to react quickly

  • an athlete with great/quick reflexes

  • My reflexes are slower now that I'm older.

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