constrict definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing.
    • To press or compress.
    • To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp: life constricted by poverty.
    • to attract together; to make narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become constricted.
  • verb:
    • To slim, specially through the use of force.
    • squeeze or hit together
    • become tight or like tight
  • others:
    • To draw collectively in every component or at any point by interior power or action; agreement; cause shrinking or diminution of volume, volume, or capacity in: as, to constrict a canal or a duet.
    • To compress within one part by additional force; squeeze; bind; cramp.
    • Same as constricted.

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