Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To press together; crowd; confine closely.
  • To restrain; confine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To press together; to crowd; to straiten; to confine closely.
  • transitive verb obsolete To restrain; to confine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To coarctate.

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  • "All the other thetes, coarcted into the tacky little claves belonging to their synthetic phyles, turning up their own mediatrons to drown out the Senderos, setting off firecrackers or guns—he could never tell them apart—and a few internal-combustion hobbyists starting up their primitive full-lane vehicles, the louder the better."

    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson, p 35 of the Spectra trade paperback

    May 17, 2016