Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] rare, chiefly Anatomy & Biology
Compress or constrict; press together: blood pressure was measured immediately before and after coarcting the aorta
More example sentences
- Hypertension was produced in the by surgically coarcting the mid-thoracic aorta.
- An Act was made, that no person of what degree soever should after that day alledge for his excuse any constraint or coarcting of his Prince for doing of any unlawful act.
- The entire retina was detached and coarcted.
Late Middle English: from Latin coarctare 'to press or draw together'.
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