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arctation

[ ärk-tāshən ]
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n.
A narrowing, contraction, or stricture of a canal or opening.
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How to use arctation in a sentence

  • Co-arctation is not a bad phrase for that narrowing in of breadth on both sides as in my interpolation of Schiller.

    Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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