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taboo

noun ta·boo

Medical Definition of taboo

plural taboos also tabus

  1. 1:  a prohibition in some cultures against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a mysterious superhuman force

  2. 2:  a prohibition imposed by social custom or as a protective measure <the view that incest, not cannibalism, was the world's first taboo—Phyllis Grosskurth>

  3. 3:  belief in taboos

  4. taboo also tabu adjective



Variants of taboo

also ta·bu \tə-ˈbü, ta-\play

2

taboo

transitive verb ta·boo

Medical Definition of taboo

  1. :  to avoid or ban as taboo



Variants of taboo

also tabu


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