Definition of coarct in English:

coarct

Line breaks: co¦arct
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɑːkt/

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verb

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

Origin

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

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