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stricture

stric·ture

stricture

 
 
pronunciation:
strIk chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which restricts or constrains.
As the regime grew more oppressive, it became more difficult to live within the strictures of the law.
definition 2: an adverse comment or remark; criticism.
antonyms:
compliment, praise
definition 3: an abnormal constriction of a body duct or passage.
derivation: strictured (adj.)
Word Parts
The word stricture contains the following parts:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten