verb (used with object)
Origin of constrict
Examples from the Web for constricting
If his Ethicist gig ever winds up feeling too constricting, he can always launch a column called The Sophist.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some teachers initially disliked the new approach, the superintendent acknowledges, regarding it as too constricting.
How would you talk your temples into throbbing and your throat into constricting?
It is not a constricting force when properly understood and implemented.
Your parents make all sorts of constricting choices for you.
Brandon's anger pounded up into his head in great waves of constricting passion.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
To them it was a numbing, constricting presence; the abode of darkness and horror.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
Exclusiveness is a constricting cord that strangles progress.The Better Germany in War Time|Harold Picton
If a constricting band is applied at this stage, the infection can usually be checked and the occurrence of suppuration prevented.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
He was constricting it in his hand and knocking his clenched knuckles on the marble.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for constricting
Word Origin for constrict
Word Origin and History for constricting
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.