non·​re·​flec·​tive ˌnän-ri-ˈflek-tiv How to pronounce nonreflective (audio)
: not reflective
especially : not capable of reflecting light, images, or sound
nonreflective surfaces
a nonreflective paint

Examples of nonreflective in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonreflective was in 1848

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“Nonreflective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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