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If I have a process which is automated (I have a laundry separator which creates piles based on reflective light wavelengths and material density), can I then say that today I did laundry automatedly? I wouldn't say automatically; that particular word's definition is overloaded. One might think that I came home and tended to my laundry without thought.

Instead I would like to describe this action being done by an automatic machine. This particular word does not seem to have a bona fide definition anywhere.

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  • Automation refers to the machine or process, not to the operator. It's a little awkward to use it to refer to describe how you did laundry. Consider saying that you used the automated laundry instead.
    – Lawrence
    Apr 3, 2017 at 19:06
  • You your laundry was done robotically.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 3, 2017 at 21:26

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Automatedly is not a word. Consider a different sentence construction. Instead of, "I did laundry automatedly", use "I did laundry using an automatic process". Also it would be more pleasing to the ear to include a definitive article as in, "I did the laundry using an automatic process".

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This is an interesting question. Some adverbs sound awkward no matter how you scramble them. When the phraseology strikes you as absurd in a technically correct sentence, you really should consider working around it. As in:

I used the laundry-separating machine to facilitate the process.

Aesthetically speaking, "automatedly" should not even be a word.

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