verb (used with object)
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Origin of constrict
OTHER WORDS FROM constrictnon·con·strict·ed, adjectivenon·con·strict·ing, adjectiveun·con·strict·ed, adjectivewell-con·strict·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for constrict
The pressure against my throat seemed completely constricting.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Already the doctors drug had begun to loosen the bands of pain constricting the captains brow.Cursed|George Allan England
By constricting the ducts of the glands they diminish the secretion of those glands, because denying it an exit.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
"There he comes now," David replied, his heart pounding wildly and dread constricting his throat.The Happy End|Joseph Hergesheimer
Brandon's anger pounded up into his head in great waves of constricting passion.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
It could coil its body around them, and crush them with the constricting power of its muscles.The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid