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Adjective: reflexive  ri'flek-siv
  1. (physiology) without volition or conscious control
    "sneezing is reflexive";
    - automatic, reflex
  2. (grammar) referring back to itself
    - self-referent
Noun: reflexive  ri'flek-siv
  1. A personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
    - reflexive pronoun

Derived forms: reflexives

See also: backward, involuntary

Type of: personal pronoun

Encyclopedia: Reflexive