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PROCRUSTEAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Procrustean mean? 

PROCRUSTEAN (adjective)
  The adjective PROCRUSTEAN has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him

  Familiarity information: PROCRUSTEAN used as an adjective is very rare.


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PROCRUSTEAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him

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Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Procrustes ((Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus)


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