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 for reflexive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reflexive \Re*flex"ive\ (-?v), a.
     1. [Cf. F. r['e]flexif.] Bending or turned backward;
        reflective; having respect to something past.
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              Assurance reflexive can not be a divine faith.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Implying censure. [Obs.] "What man does not resent an ugly
        reflexive word?" --South.
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     3. (Gram.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which
        refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said
        of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I
        bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class;
        reciprocal; reflective.
        [1913 Webster] -- Re*flex"ive*ly, adv. --
        Re*flex"ive*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: without volition or conscious control; "the automatic
             shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a
             reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive" [syn:
             automatic, reflex(a), reflexive]
      2: referring back to itself [syn: reflexive, self-referent]
      n 1: a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the
           agent's action affects the agent [syn: reflexive pronoun,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "reflexive":
     active, active voice, antiphonal, automatic, blind, casual,
     compulsive, conditioned, forced, gut, ill-advised, ill-considered,
     ill-devised, impulsive, inadvertent, indeliberate, instinctive,
     involuntary, mechanical, medio-passive, middle, middle voice,
     passive, passive voice, reacting, reactionary, reactive, reflex,
     refluent, respondent, responding, responsive, retroactionary,
     retroactive, revulsive, snap, spontaneous, unadvised, uncalculated,
     unconscious, unconsidered, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned,
     unintended, unintentional, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unstudied,
     unthinking, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, voice

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A relation R is reflexive if, for all x, x R x.
     Equivalence relations, pre-orders, partial orders and
     total orders are all reflexive.

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