nonvoluntary

adjective
non·​vol·​un·​tary | \ ˌnän-ˈvä-lən-ˌter-ē How to pronounce nonvoluntary (audio) \

Definition of nonvoluntary

: not voluntary : involuntary nonvoluntary layoffs a nonvoluntary muscle twitch nonvoluntary hospital admissions

First Known Use of nonvoluntary

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvoluntary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonvoluntary. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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