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Pronunciation:  kun'strikshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action or process of constricting or squeezing
  2. [n]  tight or narrow compression
  3. [n]  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

CONSTRICTION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bottleneck, coarctation
 See Also: compression, condensation, contraction, narrowing, spasm, squeeze, squeezing, strangulation, vasoconstriction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*stric"tion\, n. [L. constrictio: cf. F.
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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Tightness or pressure.
Thesaurus Terms
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