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constrict

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Verb (transitive)
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con=strict
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

constrictv. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Such things as constrict the fibers."  [1913 Webster]
    "Membranous organs inclosing a cavity which their contraction serves to constrict."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

constrict, v.tr.
1 make narrow or tight; compress.
2 Biol. cause (organic tissue) to contract.

Derivative
constriction n. constrictive adj.
Etymology
L (as constrain)

THESAURUS

constrict

abbreviate, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, block, block up, blockade, bolt, button, button up, chock, choke, choke off, circumscribe, clap, close, close off, close tight, close up, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, confine, consolidate, constrain, constringe, contain, contract, cover, cramp, crowd, curb, curtail, debar, decrease, diminish, dog, draw, draw in, draw together, fasten, fold, fold up, gather, go in, jam, key, knit, latch, limit, lock, lock out, lock up, narrow, obstruct, occlude, pack, padlock, plait, plumb, pucker, pucker up, purse, reduce, restrain, restrict, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, shorten, shrink, shut, shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut tight, shut up, slam, snap, snape, solidify, squeeze, squeeze shut, stifle, stop up, straiten, strangle, strangulate, suffocate, taper, wrinkle, zip up, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

constrict

Contraction

VB become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave, shear, wear down.


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