eye blink

noun
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
Syn: ↑blink, ↑blinking, ↑wink, ↑winking, ↑nictitation, ↑nictation
Derivationally related forms: ↑nictate (for: ↑nictation), ↑nictitate (for: ↑nictitation), ↑wink (for: ↑winking), ↑wink (for: ↑wink), ↑blink (for: ↑blinking), ↑blink (for: ↑blink)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑palpebration

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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