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English definition of “straitened”

straitened

adjective [before noun]     /ˈstreɪ.tənd/ formal
describes a situation that is difficult because there is much less money available to you than there was in the past: A lot of people are finding themselves in very straitened circumstances these days.Poverty and poor
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