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Related to constricted: contracted
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
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.
To become constricted.
[Latin cōnstringere, cōnstrict-, to compress; see constrain.]
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|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"
[throat] → serré(e)