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unnatural

(ŭn-năch′ər-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature: a tree with an unnatural shape.
b. Not included in nature; artificial: detergents and other unnatural chemicals.
2.
a. Deviating from a behavioral or social norm: a child's unnatural attachment to a doll.
b. Brutal or unfeeling: unnatural cruelty.
3. Stilted, affected, or awkward: an unnatural smile.

un·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
un·nat′u·ral·ness n.
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BEIRUT: The Lebanese government should investigate the deaths of eight migrant domestic workers who died in October, and the reasons behind the unnaturally high death rate among the community, leading rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.
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