Definition of coarct in English:


Line breaks: co¦arct
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɑːkt/

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[with object] rare , chiefly Anatomy & Biology
  • Compress or constrict; press together: blood pressure was measured immediately before and after coarcting the aorta


late Middle English: from Latin coarctare 'to press or draw together'.

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