Pro·crus·te·an also pro·crus·te·an (prō-krŭstē-ən)
Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means.
[After Procrustes, a mythical Greek giant who stretched or shortened captives to make them fit his beds, from Latin Procrustēs, from Greek Prokroustēs, from prokrouein, hammer out, to stretch out : pro-, forth; see PRO-2 + krouein, to beat.]
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