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English definition of “constrict”

constrict

verb [T] (LIMIT)    /kənˈstrɪkt/
to limit an action or behaviour : Too many rules had constricted her lifestyle .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding 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
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