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[fawrst, fohrst] /fɔrst, foʊrst/

enforced or compulsory:
forced labor.
strained, unnatural, or affected:
a forced smile.
subjected to .
required by circumstances; emergency:
a forced landing of an airplane.
done because of force; compulsory: forced labour
false or unnatural: a forced smile
due to an emergency or necessity: a forced landing
(physics) caused by an external agency: a forced vibration, a forced draught

“not spontaneous or voluntary,” 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier’s forced landing attested by 1917.


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