Definition of involuntarily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒləntrəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌvɑːlənˈterəli//
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  1. 1suddenly, without you intending it or being able to control it She shuddered involuntarily.
  2. 2without the person concerned wanting it to happen He was involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment opposite voluntarily (1)