straiten

[streyt-n]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put into difficulties, especially financial ones: His obligations had straitened him.
2.
to restrict in range, extent, amount, pecuniary means, etc: Poverty straitens one's way of living.
3.
Archaic.
a.
to make narrow.
b.
to confine within narrow limits.

Origin:
1515–25; strait + -en1

unstraitened, adjective
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straiten (ˈstreɪtən)
 
vb
1.  (tr; usually passive) to embarrass or distress, esp financially
2.  (tr) to limit, confine, or restrict
3.  archaic to make or become narrow

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Example sentences
But even in its straitened state, the picture retained some of its old power.
Another casualty of these straitened financial conditions has been the physical
  plants of community colleges.
In today's straitened times, such policies are harder to finance.
But-especially in such straitened times-prime ministers are mostly judged on
  how they cope with their domestic challenges.
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