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1. machinelike

adjective. resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine.

Synonyms

  • robotlike
  • mechanical
  • automatonlike
  • automatic

Antonyms

  • manual
  • voluntary
  • nonmechanistic
  • unmechanised

Etymology

  • -like (English)
  • like (English)
  • machine (English)
  • machine (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Example sentences of the word machinelike


1. Adverb, superlative
These machinelike ribosomes work quickly, adjoining 200 amino acids per minute in some cases; prokaryotes can add 20 amino acids per second.

2. Adjective
It is a reference to the machinelike quality of the highly unusual-looking chrysalises.

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