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spontaneously

[ spon-tey-nee-uhs-lee ]
/ spɒnˈteɪ ni əs li /
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adverb

naturally, without premeditation, prompting, or planning:The author recounts how a fully-fledged exchange market economy emerged spontaneously in his POW camp.These answers were given spontaneously to an open-ended question that did not offer response options.
in an impulsive way: It was so cold the other night that I spontaneously booked a trip to Turks and Caicos.
by a natural process or from an internal force or cause:A calf should normally stand spontaneously within 60–90 minutes of its birth.The symptoms resolved spontaneously within 6 months of onset.

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Origin of spontaneously

OTHER WORDS FROM spontaneously

non·spon·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbsem·i·spon·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbsub·spon·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbun·spon·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverb
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