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English definition of “constrict”

constrict

verb     /kənˈstrɪkt/
LIMIT [T] to limit someone's freedom to do what they want to or be the way they want to: His creativity was constricted by the political regime he lived under.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
MAKE NARROWER [I, T] to become narrower or tighter, or to make something narrower or tighter: The blood vessels constricted.Narrow and thinSqueezing and grinding
constriction     /kənˈstrɪkʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of constrict verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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