Involuntary

In*vol"un*ta*ry

(?), a. [L. involuntarius. See In- not, and Voluntary.]
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1. Not having will or the power of choice.
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2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers.
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3. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission.

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In"vo*lute

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In"vo*lu`ted

(?), } a. [L. involutus, p. p. of involvere. See Involve.] 1. (Bot.) Rolled inward from the edges; -- said of leaves in vernation, or of the petals of flowers in stivation. Gray.
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2. (Zol.) (a) Turned inward at the margin, as the exterior lip of the Cyprea. (b) Rolled inward spirally.
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