|1.||[ verb ] draw back, as with fear or pain|
|Synonyms:||flinch shrink cringe wince recoil quail squinch|
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
|Related terms:||move shrink_back wince|
|2.||[ noun ] (chemistry,biochemistry) United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)|
|3.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1448|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) a state of nervous depression|
"he was in a funk"