- a constricting or being constricted; contraction or restriction
- a feeling of tightness or pressure, as in the chest
- something that constricts
- a constricted part
Origin of constrictionMiddle English constriccioun from Classical Latin constrictio
- a. The act or process of constricting.b. The condition or result of being constricted.c. Something that constricts.
- A feeling of tightness or pressure: Fear caused a sudden constriction in my chest.
- A constricted or narrow part.