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corset

Orthopedics A device that encircles and supports the trunk or vertebral column, which may be used for trauma or for congenital deformities of the spine. See Milwaukee brace.
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This assertion ignores the larger, though still corseted, waistline fashionable in the latter decades.
Breathing was indeed impaired, so that the corseted woman drew shallow breaths in the upper diaphragm (though one consequence of this was a pretty fluttering of the bosom).
Nineteenth-century efforts to keep women corseted drew upon, legitimated and constructed particular notions about femininity, propriety, and the female body.