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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constricted  \Con*strict"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Drawn  together;  bound;  contracted;  cramped. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Contracted  or  compressed  so  as  to  be  smaller  in 
  certain  places  or  parts  than  in  others 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constricted 
  adj  1:  (phonetics)  especially  tense;  especially  in  some  dialects 
  2:  drawn  together  or  squeezed  physically  or  by  extension 
  psychologically;  "a  constricted  blood  vessel";  "a 
  constricted  view  of  life"  [ant:  {unconstricted}] 
  3:  inhibited;  "when  modern  man  feels  socially  constricted  his 
  first  impulse  is  to  move" 




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