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stricture

a restriction; an adverse criticism: The critic made a stricture regarding the script.
Not to be confused with:
stricter – more rigid or exacting in enforcing rules: stricter parents

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
References in classic literature ?
To a man who had but little to do with pleasure sailing (though all sailing is a pleasure), and certainly nothing whatever with racing in open waters, the writer's strictures upon the handicapping of yachts were just intelligible and no more.
What would I give to hear your strictures on them!"
We had been having a heated discussion,--upon life, of course,--and, grown over-bold, I was passing stiff strictures upon Wolf Larsen and the life of Wolf Larsen.
It appears that an article was published in the French side of the paper on Monday last, containing some strictures on the Artillery Battalion for firing their guns on Sunday morning, in answer to those from the Ontario and Woodbury, and thereby much alarm was caused to the families of those persons who were out all night preserving the peace of the city.
The development could one day treat congenital urethral strictures.
Letter to the editor: Urethral strictures after bipolar transurethral resection of prostate may be linked to slow resection rate.
Ileocolonic anastomosis strictures are common complication in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) after surgery (1,2).
Previously the only available treatment for such conditions was to dilate the urethra with sounds while the currently available management of such strictures include surgical procedures like urethral dilatation with sounds, internal optical urethrotomy (IOU), permanent urethral stents and open reconstructive surgery5.
Pulling up Sangat Singh Chauhan, who had moved the PIL, the bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Vineet Saran said that they would pass "heavy strictures" against him and saddle him with "heavy cost".
However, now we think that this technique can only be applied to single benign biliary strictures. We may use a long balloon catheter to induce a therapeutic effect on multiple stricture sites, but the balloon catheter may have an unintended effect of blocking multiple hepatic biliary ducts that would need to drain internally through the multiple side holes of the drainage catheter.
Objectives: To compare the improvement of dilatation among patients receiving intralesional steroid injection with dilatation versus dilatation alone for the management of corrosive ooesophageal strictures.