from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In medicine, compression of vessels, especially constriction by an external cause; oppression.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) Compression, especially constriction of vessels by an external cause.
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- noun medicine
Compression, especially constrictionof vesselsby an externalcause.
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The word _pinch_ is, on the same principle, used for difficulty; and the Lat. _tribulatio_ = trouble, and its synonym in Gr., ~thlipsis~, have a similar origin and application.
Church of Smyrna endured at the hands of its Jewish and heathen persecutors and oppressors, thlibein and thlipsis being constant words to express this (1 Thess. iii.
S: 6, in fine), Here -- in this his banishment to Patmos; not thereby denying that there must have been a life-long thlipsis for such an one as the Apostle John, but only affirming that the words found their most emphatic fulfilment now.