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Meaning of CONSTRICTION

Pronunciation:  kun'strikshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\Con*stric"tion\, n. [L. constrictio: cf. F.
constriction.]
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.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Tightness or pressure.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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