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Verb: constrict  kun'strikt
  1. Bring together or compress
    "she constricted her lips";
    - compress, squeeze, compact, contract, press
     
  2. Become tight or as if tight
    "Her throat constricted";
    - constringe, narrow

Derived forms: constricting, constricts, constricted

Type of: tighten

Encyclopedia: Constrict