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nar·row

 (năr′ō)
adj. nar·row·er, nar·row·est
1. Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
2. Limited in area or scope; cramped.
3. Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions.
4. Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory.
5. Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
6. Linguistics Tense.
v. nar·rowed, nar·row·ing, nar·rows
v.tr.
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
v.intr.
To become narrower; contract.
n.
1. A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
2. narrows(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A body of water with little width that connects two larger bodies of water.
b. A part of a river or an ocean current that is not wide.

[Middle English narwe, from Old English nearu.]

nar′row·ish adj.
nar′row·ly adv.
nar′row·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.narrowed - reduced in size as by squeezing together; "his narrowed eyes"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
2.narrowed - made narrow; limited in breadth; "narrowed arteries impair blood circulation"; "a narrowed view of the world"
constricted - drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life"
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In this way they struggled forward, manfully braving difficulties and dangers, until they came to where the bed of the river was narrowed to a mere chasm, with perpendicular walls of rock that defied all further progress.
If after a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), your doctor finds that the arteries in your neck are severely narrowed, you may be referred to a vascular surgeon for a surgical procedure known as balloon angioplasty.
2 : to limit in number : become fewer <The list of candidates has been narrowed to ten.
This will cause vasoconstriction and result in a rise in the diastolic pressure causing a narrowed pulse pressure.
The body absorbs most of one novel implant, a patch that can fix heart defects, and it degrades the other, a stent that can prop open a narrowed artery.
95), a narrowed focus on speaking with the dead which includes such unusual step-by-step instructions as using electronic devices to make contact and record ghostly phenomena, establishing two-way live communications with spirits, and holding a successful seance.
Intranasally, there was some deflection of the septum to the right, which had narrowed the airway but did not obstruct it.
except in furtherance of a compelling national interest" Wielding its new authority, the court later struck down or narrowed congressional legislation on patents, age discrimination, and domestic violence.