Constrict meaning

kən-strĭkt'
To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp.

Lives constricted by poverty.

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To constrict is to become narrower at one place, or to make something narrower or more restrictive.

When your throat begins to close up because of an allergic reaction, this is an example of a time when your throat constricts.

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To make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing.
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To squeeze or compress.
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To become constricted.
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To make smaller or narrower, esp. at one place, by binding, squeezing, or shrinking; contract.
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To hold in; limit; restrict.
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To narrow, especially by applying pressure.
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Origin of constrict

  • Latin cōnstringere cōnstrict- to compress constrain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin prefix con-, "with", + strictus, past participle of stringere.
    From Wiktionary