Definition of Constrict

1. Verb. Squeeze or press together. "The spasm contracted the muscle"




2. Verb. Become tight or as if tight. "Her throat constricted"
Exact synonyms: Constringe, Narrow
Specialized synonyms: Astringe, Strangulate
Generic synonyms: Tighten
Derivative terms: Constriction, Constriction, Narrowing

Definition of Constrict

1. v. t. To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.

Definition of Constrict

1. Verb. To narrow, especially by applying pressure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constrict

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constrict

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Literary usage of Constrict

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"and jejunum, and the individual stitches are placed close together and drawn fairly tight, so as to constrict all vessels in the cut edges. ..."

2. Nathan Bailey's Dictionary, English-German and German-English: Englisch by Nathan Bailey (1810)
"... contrainte, ber Jwang. to constrict, ... f. to constrict. to Consume, consumer, t? ... constrict ..."

3. An Epitome of Braithwaite's Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery by William Braithwaite, Walter S. Wells (1860)
"The ligature must be gradually tightened so as not completely to constrict the part for some days, and if great tension of the tumor come on, ..."

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