Meaning of involuntary

in•vol•un•tar•y

Pronunciation: (in-vol'un-ter"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. not voluntary; independent of one's will; not by one's own choice: an involuntary listener; involuntary servitude.
  2. unintentional; unconscious: an involuntary gesture.
  3. acting independently of or done or occurring without volition: involuntary muscles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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