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Definition of reflex noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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an action or a movement of your body that happens naturally in response to something and that you cannot control; something that you do without thinking The doctor tested her reflexes. to have quick/slow reflexes a reflex response/reaction Only the goalie's quick reflexes (= his ability to react quickly) stopped the ball from going in. Almost as a reflex action, I grab my pen as the phone rings.
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