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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.||constrictive - (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom|
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
|2.||constrictive - restricting the scope or freedom of action|
restrictive - serving to restrict; "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"
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