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Meaning of CONSTRICT

Pronunciation:  kun'strikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"
  2. [v]  squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"

CONSTRICT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: compact, compress, constringe, contract, narrow, press, squeeze
 See Also: astringe, astringe, bear down, choke, convulse, fret, gag, overbear, prim, scrag, strangle, strangulate, strangulate, tighten, tighten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*strict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constricted}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Constricting}.] [L. constrictus, p. p. of
constringere. See {Constrain}.]
To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to
cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.

      Such things as constrict the fibers.     --Arbuthnot.

      Membranous organs inclosing a cavity which their
      contraction serves to constrict.         --Todd &

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: tighten; narrow.
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