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involuntary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involuntary  \In*vol"un*ta*ry\,  a.  [L.  involuntarius  See  {In-} 
  not  and  {Voluntary}.] 
  1.  Not  having  will  or  the  power  of  choice. 
 
  2.  Not  under  the  influence  or  control  of  the  will  not 
  voluntary;  as  the  involuntary  movements  of  the  body; 
  involuntary  muscle  fibers. 
 
  3.  Not  proceeding  from  choice;  done  unwillingly;  reluctant; 
  compulsory;  as  involuntary  submission. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  involuntary 
  adj  1:  not  subject  to  the  control  of  the  will  "involuntary 
  manslaughter";  "involuntary  servitude";  "an 
  involuntary  shudder";  "It  (becoming  a  hero)  was 
  involuntary.  They  sank  my  boat"-  John  F.Kennedy  [syn: 
  {nonvoluntary},  {unvoluntary}]  [ant:  {voluntary}] 
  2:  (physiology)  controlled  by  the  autonomic  nervous  system; 
  without  conscious  control;  "involuntary  muscles";  "gave  an 
  involuntary  start"  [ant:  {voluntary}] 




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