Definition of "forbidden" []

  • A past participle of forbid. (verb)
  • Physics Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena: a forbidden transition. (adjective)
  • Not permitted by order or law (adjective)

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  • Involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by certain rules derived from quantum mechanics, esp rules for changes in the electrical dipole moment of the system (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "forbidden" in a sentence
  • "Crazed wizards worshiping ancient things that existed millennia ago; hideous secrets scrawled in forbidden tomes of flesh; contacting evil servitors who will do the sorcerer's bidding ..."
  • "Still in our fine new world where everything not forbidden is compulsory, rules is rules and must be obeyed. here's my story."
  • "American individualism is, in short, forbidden fruit, dangerously tempting."