Definition of constrict verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    constrict

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kənˈstrɪkt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they constrict
     
    he / she / it constricts
     
    past simple constricted
     
    -ing form constricting
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to become tighter or narrower; to make something tighter or narrower Her throat constricted and she swallowed hard. constrict something a drug that constricts the blood vessels.
  2. 2 constrict somebody to limit or restrict what someone is able to do Movie directors of the time were constricted by the censors. constricting rules and regulations
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adjective Her throat felt dry and constricted. a constricted vision of the world
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NAmE//kənˈstrɪkʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] a feeling of constriction in the chest political constrictions
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