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reflexive (adj.)

1580s, "reflective, capable of bending or turning back," from Medieval Latin reflexivus, from Late Latin reflexus (see reflect). Meaning "of the nature of a reflex" is from 1839 (implied in reflexively). Grammatical sense, in reference to verbs especially, "turning the action back upon the subject," is from 1837. Related: Reflexiveness; reflexivity.

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Definitions of reflexive from WordNet
1
reflexive (adj.)
without volition or conscious control;
sneezing is reflexive
Synonyms: automatic / reflex
reflexive (adj.)
referring back to itself;
Synonyms: self-referent
2
reflexive (n.)
a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent;
Synonyms: reflexive pronoun
From wordnet.princeton.edu