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  Definition of funk
  1. 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)
  2. a state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk"
  3. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
Similar Words: Funk, Casimir Funk, blue funk, flinch, squinch, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail

 

Hyponyms: shrink back, retract

 

Derivational Morphology: wince, flinch

 

 
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