verb (used with object)
Origin of constrict
Examples from the Web for constricted
The Ghostbusters are often constricted by their refusal to understand the opposite sex.
It would also enshrine one constricted vision of "Jewish state."
With a constricted economy and a declining threat, priorities need reexamining.
We hadn't fully understood how comfortable our life had become in recent times, constricted yes, but also extremely comfortable.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The fourth joint is the broadest, and twice as broad as the constricted mouth.
Frame and tang apparently square-sectioned, the former perhaps unintentionally constricted at one side.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology|Ivor Noel Hume
Lateral girdle elliptical, constricted in the middle, nearly twice as long as broad.
The force of the blood-stream against the constricted portion can hardly fail to cause pain.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Then with an unconscious gesture she laid one hand on her constricted throat, and, turning, took the path across the grove.The Locusts' Years|Mary Helen Fee
British Dictionary definitions for constricted
Word Origin for constrict
Word Origin and History for constricted
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.