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English definition of “constrict”

constrict

verb uk   /kənˈstrɪkt/ us  

constrict verb (BECOME TIGHTER)

[I or T] 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

constrict verb (LIMIT)

[T] to limit an action or behaviour: Too many rules had constricted her lifestyle.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
constriction
noun [C] uk   /-ˈstrɪk.ʃən/ us  
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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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