from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of constricting.
- n. The condition or result of being constricted.
- n. Something that constricts.
- n. A feeling of tightness or pressure: Fear caused a sudden constriction in my chest.
- n. A constricted or narrow part.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
- n. A narrow part of something; a stricture
- n. A compression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.
- n. The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of constricting; the state of being constricted.
- n. The result of constricting; a constricted or narrowed part.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action or process of compressing
- n. a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
- n. tight or narrow compression
- n. a tight feeling in some part of the body
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