from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Imposed by force; involuntary: was condemned to a life of forced labor; a plane that made a forced landing.
- adj. Produced under strain; not spontaneous: forced laughter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of force.
- adj. obtained forcefully, not naturally
- adj. opened or accessed using force
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Effected by an unusual application of force or effort.
- Overstrained; unnatural; affected; artificial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. produced by or subjected to forcing
- adj. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
- adj. forced or compelled
- adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural
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