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Definition of Straiten


  1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine.
  2. To make tense, or tight; to tighten.
  3. To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; -- used chiefly in the past participle; -- as, a man straitened in his circumstances.