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English definition of “constrict”

constrict

verb [I or T] (BECOME TIGHTER)    /kənˈstrɪkt/
to become tighter and narrower , or to make something become tighter and narrower : He hated wearing a tie - he felt it constricted his breathing . If you're going dancing , you don't want to wear anything that constricts your movements . The drug causes the blood vessels to constrict.Squeezing and grinding constriction     /-ˈstrɪk.ʃən/ noun [C] The constrictions (= limits ) of prison life were inhuman . He felt a constriction (= a tight feeling ) in his chest .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of constrict verb (BECOME TIGHTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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