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con·strict

 (kən-strĭkt′)
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
v.tr.
1. To make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing.
2. To squeeze or compress.
3. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp: lives constricted by poverty.
v.intr.
To become constricted.

[Latin cōnstringere, cōnstrict-, to compress; see constrain.]

con·stric′tive adj.
con·stric′tive·ly adv.

constricted

(kənˈstrɪktɪd)
adj
narrowedinhibited; limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.constricted - especially tense; especially in some dialects
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
tense - pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
2.constricted - drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life"
unconstricted - not constricted physically or by extension psychologically; "healthy unconstricted arteries"
Translations

constricted

[kənˈstrɪktɪd] ADJ [space] → limitado, reducido; [freedom, movement] → restringido (Phon) → constrictivo
to feel constricted (by clothes etc) → sentirse constreñido
I feel constricted by these regulationsme siento constreñido por estas reglas

constricted

[kənˈstrɪktɪd] adj
[throat] → serré(e)

constricted

[kənˈstrɪktɪd] adj (movements) → limitato/a; (point of view) → ristretto/a
References in classic literature ?
From that glass door the pale-faced man went to the count's bedroom and raised with a constricted hand the curtain of a window overlooking the court-yard.
Father Brown's smooth brow became suddenly constricted.
Yet strange to say Boris' presence in his wife's drawing room (and he was almost always there) had a physical effect upon Pierre; it constricted his limbs and destroyed the unconsciousness and freedom of his movements.
He studied the effects of adrenin on various parts of the body; he found that it causes the pupils to dilate, hairs to stand erect, blood vessels to be constricted, and so on.
By the time Corlis started watching the fight, the 10 feet long snake, which was thought to be a python had already constricted itself around the crocodile, strangling it and finally eating it.
The surrealist pieces in Rooted are inspired by an exploration of his inner self, focusing on themes of being constricted or tied down.
Though it may be nearly impossible to fully connect these characters in the show's tightly constricted Moebius strip, let us try: Carlos (Jay Hernandez) is a public defender who's sweet on Mae (Erika Christensen), who's on the lam from, well, somebody, but he's lately palling around with Damian (Dorian Missick), whose violent past's social debts are forcing him to track down Mae.
The reason capacity has constricted in coastal property is that rates for underlying insurance do not reflect risk due to political posturing and the volatility associated with the business generates high capital requirements, causing risk-adjusted returns to remain inadequate despite increasing pricing.
We were constricted, but we did not have outright fear for our lives.
When establishing the perimeter, managers should make sure it is sufficiently comprehensive--evidence often is missed because examined areas were too constricted.
Adopting a new mechanism in the balloon part, the catheter can pass through lesions smoothly, even constricted areas, so that it can be used for patients with multiple lesions.
But these children, ages 5 to 18, had pulmonary hypertension--high blood pressure in their lungs from constricted blood vessels.