Co`arc*ta"tion (?), n. [L. coarctatio.]

1.

Confinement to a narrow space.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2.

Pressure; that which presses.

[Obs.]

Ray.

3. Med.

A stricture or narrowing, as of a canal, cavity, or orifice.

 

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