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[in-stingk-tiv] /ɪnˈstɪŋk tɪv/

of, relating to, or of the nature of .
prompted by or resulting from or as if from ; natural; unlearned:
an instinctive will to survive.
of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
conditioned so as to appear innate: an instinctive movement in driving

1610s (implied in instinctively), from Latin instinct-, past participle stem of instinguere (see instinct) + -ive. Related: Instinctiveness.


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