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stric·ture

 (strĭk′chər)
n.
1. A restraint, limit, or restriction: strictures placed on free assembly; strictures against food in the library; the strictures of traditional gender roles.
2. An abnormal narrowing of a bodily duct or passage.
3. An adverse remark or criticism: "my writing ... which he praises sufficiently to give his strictures a good deal of force" (Virginia Woolf).

[Middle English, an abnormal narrowing of a bodily part, from Late Latin strictūra, contraction, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see strict.]

stricture

(ˈstrɪktʃə)
n
1. a severe criticism; censure
2. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
3. obsolete severity
[C14: from Latin strictūra contraction; see strict]
ˈstrictured adj

stric•ture

(ˈstrɪk tʃər)

n.
1. an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
2. limitation; restriction.
3. an adverse criticism.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin strictūra tightening = Latin strict(us) (see strict) + -ūra -ure]
stric′tured, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passagewaystricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
aortic stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve
enterostenosis - abnormal narrowing of the intestine
laryngostenosis - abnormal narrowing of the larynx
pulmonary stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the opening into the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle
pyloric stenosis - narrowing of the pyloric sphincter that blocks the passage of food from the stomach into the duodenum
rhinostenosis - narrowing of the passages in the nasal cavities
mitral stenosis, mitral valve stenosis - obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
ureterostenosis - stenosis of the ureter
2.stricture - severe criticism
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

stricture

(Formal)
noun
1. criticism, disapproval, censure, stick (slang), blame, rebuke, flak (informal), bad press, sideswipe, animadversion a thinly disguised stricture against the rights of man
2. limitation, restriction, constraint, condition, handicap, restraint, demarcation Your goals are hindered by financial strictures.

stricture

noun
2. Pathology. A becoming narrow or narrower:
Translations

stricture

[ˈstrɪktʃəʳ] N
1. (usu pl) (= criticism) → censura f, crítica f
to pass strictures on sbcensurar a algn, poner reparos a algn
2. (Med) → constricción f

stricture

n
usu pl (form: = criticism) → (scharfe) Kritik no pl; to make or pass strictures upon somebodyjdn (scharf) kritisieren
(Med) → Verengung f, → Striktur f (spec)

stricture

[ˈstrɪktʃəʳ] n (usu pl) (frm) (criticism) → critica

stric·ture

n. estrechez, estrechamiento, constricción.

stricture

n estenosis f, estrechez f; esophageal — estenosis esofágica
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