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angusto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. angustus, make narrow, to straiten (first used after the Aug. per.): “Cujus (Hellesponti) iter caesis angustans corporum acervis,Cat. 64, 359: “(puteus) ore angustatur,Plin. 17, 8, 4, § 45: “servorum turba, quae quamvis magnam domum angustet,Sen. Cons. ad Helv. 11: “maris angustat fauces,Luc. 5, 232: angustare aëris meatus. id. 4, 327: “animam in artus tumidos angustare,Stat. Th. 4, 827; 12, 665.—Trop., to circumscribe, restrain: “gaudia sua,Sen. Cons. ad Polyb. 29: “angustanda sunt patrimonia,id. Tranq. 8.
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