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To narrow, especially by applying pressure.
From Latin prefix con-, "with", + strictus, past participle of stringere.
Latin cōnstringere cōnstrict- to compress constrain
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The pupil will tightly constrict in a painful eye.
If you are taking medicines for allergies or a cold, stay away from medicines that promote sleepiness as this can cause the throat to relax too much and constrict the airway.
Be sure that it fits comfortably around your neck and does not constrict in any way.
Simply put, the ideal leather coat does not constrict your movement at all.
Decongestants constrict blood vessels to counteract the effects of histamine.
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