I had saline mixed with Lidocaine pumped into my face to constrict my blood vessels and numb me so I could endure the zapping.
(b.) Those in which he tries to constrict it, by reuniting its separated sides.
A thread or the like tied about a blood vessel or other structure to constrict it.
Styptics are medicines which constrict the surface of a part, and prevent the effusion of blood, such as kino, &c.
The error deforms his faith as much as it tends to stiffen and constrict his life.
Clothing should not constrict the body or hamper its movements.
High stand-up collars are certainly to be avoided, as they constrict the Adam's apple and muffle the tone of the voice.
Cartilaginous or partially calcified biconcave vertebrae are always well developed; they constrict the notochord intervertebrally.
By virtue of this power they are enabled to constrict many dead animal matters.
Biconcave cartilaginous vertebrae are developed, and as is the case in most fishes, constrict the notochord vertebrally.
early 15c., from Latin constrictus, past participle of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting.
constrict con·strict (kən-strĭkt')
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
To make smaller or narrower especially by binding or squeezing.