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constrict

con·strict

constrict

 
 
pronunciation:
kn strIkt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: constricted, constricting, constricts
definition 1: to pull or squeeze in; make narrower or smaller; tighten.
Fear constricted her throat.
antonyms:
dilate, distend
similar words:
contract, draw, pinch
definition 2: to block or limit the natural course of.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become constricted.
antonyms:
dilate
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