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Lewis : coangusto

coangusto, cŏangusto, āvi, ātum, v. a., to bring into a narrow compass, to confine, compress, contract, enclose, hem in (rare and mostly post-Aug.). Prop.: alvos, * Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 15: quo facilius fistula claudatur vel certe coangustetur, Cels. 7, 27 fin.; Auct. B. Hisp. 5; cf. Aur. Vict. Epit. 42: aditum aedium, Dig. 19, 2, 19.—Of a city, to invest, besiege: et coangustabunt te undique, Vulg. Luc. 19, 43.

Trop., to limit, restrict: haec lex dilatata in ordinem cunctum, coangustari etiam potest, * Cic. Leg. 3, 14, 32: aliquid interpretatione, Dig. 50, 16, 120.

In gen., to afflict, Vulg. 2 Par. 33, 12.