- constriction ring,
Origin of constrained
verb (used with object)
Origin of constrain
Examples from the Web for constrained
In one fell swoop, the Supreme Court has constrained government power, expanded corporate rights, and protected religious tyranny.
Both are constrained by the willingness of readers to shell out money for books that may or may not be worth buying.Amazon Is NOT the Vladimir Putin of the Publishing World|Nick Gillespie|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tesla has said that its ability to produce cars has been constrained by a lack of batteries from suppliers.
To put it anachronistically, you didn't belong to the constrained world of Marx and Milton Friedman.
He never ignited much enthusiasm, however, and he was constrained to choose a highly ideological legislator running mate.
The motives that constrained the holy man to this step are not easily divined.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
He was constrained to steady himself by clutching at the table.An Engagement of Convenience|Louis Zangwill
As for myself, I am constrained to believe that I am as safe in a storm as in a calm from what I have seen and known.The Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden|Samuel Marsden
Both had been constrained to feel that the immutability of species could not be maintained.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
He himself professed to be unwilling, “unless he was constrained by his subjects.”The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
Word Origin for constrain
early 14c., constreyen, from stem of Old French constreindre (Modern French contraindre) "restrain, control," from Latin constringere "to bind together, tie tightly, fetter, shackle, chain," from com- "together" (see com-) + stringere "to draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Related: Constrained; constraining.