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involuntary

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈvɒl.ən.tri/ US  /-ˈvɑː.lən.ter.i/
not done by choice; done unwillingly, or without the decision or intention of the person involved
非自愿的;不由自主的,无意识的
A sharp tap on the knee usually causes an involuntary movement of the lower leg.
突然轻轻敲一下膝盖,小腿通常会不由自主地动一下。
Not expected or planned
involuntarily
 
 
/ɪnˌvɒl.ənˈter.əl.i/ US  /-ˈvɑː.lən-/ adverb
Arthur shivered involuntarily as he came out of the building.
阿瑟从大楼里出来时不由自主地哆嗦了一下。
Not expected or planned
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