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a. The act or process of constricting.
b. The condition or result of being constricted.
c. Something that constricts.
2. A feeling of tightness or pressure: Fear caused a sudden constriction in my chest.
3. A constricted or narrow part.
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1. a feeling of tightness in some part of the body, such as the chest
2. the act of constricting or condition of being constricted
3. something that is constricted
4. (Genetics) genetics a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere
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1. the act of constricting.
2. the state of being constricted; tightness or inward pressure.
3. a constricted part.
4. something that constricts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||constriction - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel|
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
|2.||constriction - tight or narrow compression|
|3.||constriction - a tight feeling in some part of the body; "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"|
feeling - a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"
|4.||constriction - the action or process of compressing|
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
squeeze - the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
strangulation - (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"
vasoconstriction - decrease in the diameter of blood vessels
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noun tightness, pressure, narrowing, reduction, squeezing, restriction, constraint, cramp, compression, blockage, stenosis (Pathology), limitation, impediment, stricture Smoking tobacco products causes constriction of the arteries.
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1. A becoming narrow or narrower:
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constriction[kənˈstrɪkʃən] N [of vein] → estrangulamiento m
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[throat, blood vessel] → resserrement m
(= limitation) [life, activity] → limitation f
(= restriction) → contrainte f
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
constrictionn constricción f
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