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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of constrict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.
- adj. Contracted or compressed so as to be smaller in certain places or parts than in others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn together; compressed or contracted; straitened; cramped: as, the middle of an hour-glass is constricted.
- In entomology: Suddenly and disproportionally more slender tn any part: as, an abdomen constricted in the middle. Much more slender than the neighboring parts: as, a constricted joint of the antenna.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
- adj. especially tense; especially in some dialects
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