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Meaning of corset

cor•set

Pronunciation: (kôr'sit), [key]
— n.
  1. Sometimes,a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, esp. by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
—v.t.
  1. to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
  2. to regulate strictly; constrict.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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