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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constrict  \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  & 
  Bowman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constrict 
  v  1:  squeeze  or  press  together;  "she  compressed  her  lips"  [syn:  {compress}, 
  {squeeze},  {compact},  {contract},  {press}] 
  2:  become  tight  ar  as  if  tight;  "Her  throat  constricted"  [syn: 
  {constringe},  {narrow}] 




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