(Re*flex`i*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. réflexibilité.] The quality or capability of being reflexible; as, the
reflexibility of the rays of light. Sir I. Newton.
(Re*flex"i*ble) a. [CF. F. réflexible.] Capable of being reflected, or thrown back.
The light of the sun consists of rays differently refrangible and reflexible.Cheyne.
(Re*flex"ion) n. See Reflection. Chaucer.
(Re*flex"i*ty) n. The state or condition of being reflected. [R.]
1. [Cf. F. réflexif.] Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.
Assurance reflexive can not be a divine faith.Hammond.
2. Implying censure. [Obs.] "What man does not resent an ugly reflexive word?" South.
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.
Re*flex"ive*ly, adv. Re*flex"ive*ness, n.
(Re*flex"ly), adv. In a reflex manner; reflectively.
(Re"float) n. Reflux; ebb. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Re`flo*res"cence) n. (Bot.) A blossoming anew of a plant after it has apparently ceased
blossoming for the season.
(Re*flour"ish) v. t. & i. To flourish again.
(Re*flow") v. i. To flow back; to ebb.
(Re*flow"er) v. i. & t. To flower, or cause to flower, again. Sylvester.
(Re*fluc`tu*a"tion) n. A flowing back; refluence.
(Ref"lu*ence Ref"lu*en*cy) n. The quality of being refluent; a flowing back.
(Ref"lu*ent) a. [L. refluens, p. pr. of refluere to flow back; pref. re- re- + fluere to flow. See
Flurent.] Flowing back; returning; ebbing. Cowper.
And refluent through the pass of fearSir W. Scott.
The battle's tide was poured.
(Ref"lu*eus) a. [L. refluus.] Refluent. [Obs.]