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Noun: constriction  kun'strik-shun
  1. A narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    - bottleneck, chokepoint
  2. Tight or narrow compression
    - coarctation
  3. A tight feeling in some part of the body
    "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat";
    - tightness
  4. The action or process of compressing

Derived forms: constrictions

Type of: compressing, compression, condensation, contraction, feeling, narrowing

Encyclopedia: Constriction