Definition of coarct in English:

Share this entry

coarct

Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɑːkt/

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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: co¦arct

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.