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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tight·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tightened p. pr. & vb. n. Tightening.] To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
 Just where I please, with tightened rein
 I'll urge thee round the dusty plain.   --Fawkes.
 Tightening pulley Mach., a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tightened
      adj 1: made tight or tighter; "the tightened ropes"; "a tightened
             bolt"
      2: made tighter or more stringent; "endured tightened economic
         controls"