Definition of Tightened

1. Verb. (past of tight) ¹



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Definition of Tightened

1. tighten [v] - See also: tighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tightened

tight junctions
tight lips
tight loop
tight loops
tight money
tight rope
tight ship
tight ships
tight spot
tighten
tighten one's belt
tighten the purse strings
tighten up
tightened (current term)
tightener
tighteners
tightening
tightening your braces
tighteningly
tightenings
tightens
tighter
tighters
tightest
tightfisted
tightfistedness
tightfitting

Literary usage of Tightened

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horseless Age (1902)
"October 9, Norwalk, oil cup fitted on cylinder; October 10, New Haven, tightened chain and coupling of gasoline feed pipe; October ii, Springfield, ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"The new invention consists of a loose driving belt — so loose that when it is not tightened by bearing against it the driving drum has no action upon it. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The folds are then gradually tightened with enormous force and speedily induce death. The animals thus destroyed by the larger boas are sometimes as large ..."

4. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"But this never takes place in the case of muriatic acid gas, until the water is nearly saturated. 140.—VASES tightened BY ..."

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