Definitions for: Constrict


[v] become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted"
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: compact, compress, constringe, contract, narrow, press, squeeze

See Also: astringe, astringe, bear down, choke, convulse, fret, gag, overbear, prim, scrag, strangle, strangulate, strangulate, tighten, tighten

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