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Constriction

Con`stric´tion
n.1.The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.
2.The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.
A constriction of the parts inservient to speech.
- Grew.
Noun1.constriction - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
2.constriction - tight or narrow compression
Synonyms: coarctation
3.constriction - a feeling of tightness in some part of the body; "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"
4.constriction - the action or process of compressing
abbreviation, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, astriction, astringency, blockage, blocking, bottleneck, cervix, check, circumscription, clogging, closing up, closure, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, consolidation, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramp, curtailment, decrease, delay, detainment, detention, diminuendo, fixation, foot-dragging, hampering, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holdup, hourglass, hourglass figure, impediment, inhibition, interference, interruption, isthmus, knitting, let, narrow place, narrowing, neck, negativism, nuisance value, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, puckering, pursing, reduction, repression, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shortening, solidification, squeeze, stranglehold, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, suppression, systole, taper, tapering, wasp waist, wrinkling
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