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Adjective: constricted  kun'strik-tid
  1. Drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
    "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life"
  2. (phonetics) especially tense; especially in some dialects
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

See also: narrowed, pinched, stenosed, stenotic, tense

Type of: tighten

Antonym: unconstricted

Encyclopedia: Constrict