from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawn together; compressed or contracted; straitened; cramped: as, the middle of an hour-glass is constricted.
  • In entomology: Suddenly and disproportionally more slender tn any part: as, an abdomen constricted in the middle. Much more slender than the neighboring parts: as, a constricted joint of the antenna.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.
  • adjective (Bot.) Contracted or compressed so as to be smaller in certain places or parts than in others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of constrict.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
  • adjective especially tense; especially in some dialects


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