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Definition 1: the action or process of compressing - [noun denoting act]

(constriction is a kind of ...) applying pressure

(... is a kind of constriction ) (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)

(... is a kind of constriction ) the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space

"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

(... is a kind of constriction ) (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid

"strangulation of the intestine"

(... is a kind of constriction ) decrease in the diameter of blood vessels

Definition 2: a tight feeling in some part of the body - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where constriction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt a constriction in her chest
  • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
  • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

Synonyms for constriction in the sense of this definition

(constriction is a kind of ...) a physical sensation that you experience

"he had a queasy feeling" "I had a strange feeling in my leg" "he lost all feeling in his arm"

Definition 3: tight or narrow compression - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for constriction in the sense of this definition

(constriction is a kind of ...) the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

"the contraction of a gas on cooling"

Definition 4: a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for constriction in the sense of this definition

(constriction is a kind of ...) an instance of becoming narrow

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