mechanically

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Etymology[edit]

From mechanical +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

mechanically (comparative more mechanically, superlative most mechanically)

  1. In a mechanical manner.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      My fears, however, made me mechanically close my thighs; but the very touch of his hand insinuated between them, disclosed them and opened a way for the main attack.

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