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charmed

[chahrmd]
adjective
1.
marked by good fortune or privilege: a charmed life.
2.
Physics. (of a particle) having a nonzero value of charm.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English. See charm1, -ed2

uncharmed, adjective
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charmed (tʃɑːmd)
 
adj
1.  delighted or fascinated: a charmed audience
2.  seemingly protected by a magic spell: he bears a charmed life
3.  physics possessing charm: a charmed quark

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Word Origin & History

charm
c.1300, from O.Fr. charme "incantation," from L. carmen "song, verse, enchantment," from canere "to sing" (see chant), with dissimilation of -n- to -r- before -m-. The notion is of chanting or reciting verses of magical power. Sense of "pleasing quality" first recorded 1598.
Meaning "small trinket fastened to a watch-chain, etc." first recorded 1865.
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charm   (chärm)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. One of the flavors of quarks, contributing to the charm number—a quantum number—for hadrons.

  2. A charmed particle is a particle that contains at least one charmed quark or charmed antiquark. The charmed quark was hypothesized to account for the longevity of the J/psi particle and to explain differences in the behavior of leptons and hadrons. See more at flavor.


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