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constrict

con·strict

constrict

 
 
pronunciation:
kn strIkt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: constricted, constricting, constricts
definition: to pull or squeeze in; make smaller or more narrow; tighten.
She wore tight belts to constrict her waist.
similar words:
contract
derivations: constricted (adj.), constrictive (adj.), constrictively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word constrict contains the following part:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten