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  • v. To coarctate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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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