[ streyt-nd ]
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  1. characterized by financial difficulty or limited means: His early death left his widow and five young children in straitened circumstances.

  2. restricted or limited; narrow or confining: She released her album on the Internet as a way of avoiding the “straitened formats” of radio and TV, she said.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of straiten.

Origin of straitened

First recorded in 1520–30 for def. 3; in 1600–10 for defs. 1, 2; straiten + -ed2 for the adjective senses; straiten + -ed1 for the verb sense

Words Nearby straitened Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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