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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constriction  \Con*stric"tion\,  n.  [L.  constrictio:  cf  F. 
  constriction.] 
  1.  The  act  of  constricting  by  means  of  some  inherent  power  or 
  by  movement  or  change  in  the  thing  itself  as 
  distinguished  from  compression. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  constricted;  the  point  where  a  thing  is 
  constricted;  a  narrowing  or  binding. 
 
  A  constriction  of  the  parts  inservient  to  speech. 
  --Grew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constriction 
  n  1:  a  narrowing  that  reduces  the  flow  through  a  channel  [syn:  {bottleneck}] 
  2:  the  action  or  process  of  constricting  or  squeezing 




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