Definitions

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  • adj. That constricts, or is accompanied by constriction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving or tending to bind or constrict.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to constrict, contract, or compress.

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

  • adj. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  • adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action

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Examples

  • Many forms and degrees of failure were defined, and their responses to treatment measured: limited or fixed cardiac output, not responding to exercise; left ventricular failure with pulmonary hypertension; right ventricular failure with systemic venous hypertension; the congestive state with high blood flow, and with low; very low cardiac output without congestion; the dynamic effects of cardiac arrhythmias; the circulation in constrictive pericarditis31, 32.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • Analysis of biopsied lung tissue taken from the soldiers, who all served in Iraq or Afghanistan, showed that 38 had an unusual thickening of the small lung airways that restricted air flow, a condition known as constrictive bronchiolitis.

    Troops in Mideast Face Breathing Ills

  • That suggests they inhaled a significant dose of sulfur dioxide, a known cause of the lung disease, called constrictive bronchiolitis, Miller said in a telephone interview.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Researchers who performed lung biopsies on 38 veterans with unexplained breathing problems found a form of tissue damage -- called constrictive bronchiolitis -- that is rare in young adults and doesn't show up in standard tests.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Researchers who performed lung biopsies on 38 veterans with unexplained breathing problems found a form of tissue damage - called constrictive bronchiolitis - that is rare in young adults and doesn't show up in standard tests.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Sometimes we are like a frog -- we do not react to an environment which is slowly becoming too small and constrictive for us, we feel uncomfortable but we stay, slowly boiling our soul to death.

    Stefania Lucchetti: Take A Time Out, Gain Perspective

  • Having fitted the cone around Smokey's neck, I stepped outside for some needed air in the garden, where I noticed how quickly our pup adjusted, undertaking normal activities (eating, roughhousing with Mama Braise, adventuring) unhindered by the constrictive cone circling his head.

    Mischief

  • Growth will still likely slow in the second half, he said, as policy will likely remain constrictive.

    China's Growth Is Steady Amid Inflation Battle

  • As PIMCO's Bill Gross put it in The Washington Post: An anti-Keynesian, budget-balancing immediacy imparts a constrictive noose around whatever demand remains alive and kicking.

    Arianna Huffington: Why America Is Deeply in Need of a Good Hedgehog

  • The soldiers volunteered for a procedure to obtain lung cell samples, and when Miller examined the biopsies, 50 of 54 showed constrictive bronchiolitis — a rare lung disease that closes the tiniest airways.

    Navy researcher links toxins in war-zone dust to ailments

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