Definition of Constricted

1. Adjective. Especially tense; especially in some dialects.

Category relationships: Phonetics
Similar to: Tense



2. Adjective. Drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically. "A constricted view of life"

Definition of Constricted

1. a. Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.

Definition of Constricted

1. Verb. (past of constrict) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constricted

1. constrict [v] - See also: constrict

Lexicographical Neighbors of Constricted

constrain
constrainable
constrained
constrainedly
constrainedness
constrainer
constrainers
constrainest
constraineth
constraining
constrains
constraint
constraintive
constraints
constrict
constricted (current term)
constricteth
constricting
constriction
constriction ring
constrictions
constrictions of ureter
constrictive
constrictive bronchiolitis
constrictive endocarditis
constrictive pericarditis
constrictor
constrictors
constricts
constringe

Literary usage of Constricted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1880)
"In those cases, however, in which no tumour can be felt, the constricted ... In the second place, it is impossible that the constricted mass can ever be ..."

2. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"... a portion of the intestine may become entangled and constricted. Sometimes the bowel accidentally becomes engaged in a loop or noose of false membrane, ..."

3. A treatise on the diseases of the eye and its appendages by Richard Middlemore (1835)
"constricted STATE OF THE LACHRYMAL PUNCTA.—In some cases of epiphora, and inflammation of the conjunctiva and tarsal margins, we observe a very irritable ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The vertical side tube is left open at the top, where it is constricted to such a diameter that it will receive and hold closely the shell of the Beckmann ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1880)
"... the isthmus or intermediate part. as this is the part which is constricted or ligated, and where extirpation is made, and may be two to two and a half ..."

6. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Pod thick, beaked by the stout style, 1-celled, filled with spongy or corky tissue, lightly constricted between the seeds or even monili- form, ..."

7. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"constricted chest from corset. The corset is the greatest and most serious ... after a time those injuries and anomalies of which the constricted chest ..."

8. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"I am informed that my little book' is moving, yet expect a constricted bulk to be soon bellowing to me from stagnation that I was once more a fool to ..."

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