verb[with object] • rare , chiefly Anatomy & Biology
- Compress or constrict; press together: blood pressure was measured immediately before and after coarcting the aortaMore example sentences
- At the moment of striking exhale sharply the air of about one third of total lung capacity, coarcting the throat and pressing the tongue against the hard palate.
- We coarcted the abdominal aorta upstream to the renal arteries.
- The entire retina was detached and coarcted.
late Middle English: from Latin coarctare 'to press or draw together'.