Pronunciation: (fur-bid'n, fôr-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/forbidden.html on line 77 [key]
a pp. of forbid.
1. not allowed; prohibited: a forbidden food in his religion.
2. Physics.involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by the selection rules: forbidden transition.
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