constrictive

[ kuh n-strik-tiv ]
/ kənˈstrɪk tɪv /
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adjective

constricting; tending to constrict.
pertaining to constriction.

Origin of constrictive

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin constrīctīvus, equivalent to constrīct(us) (see constrict) + -īvus -ive
Related formsnon·con·stric·tive, adjectiveun·con·stric·tive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for constrictive

constrictive


adj.

c.1400, from Late Latin constrictivus, from Latin constrictus (see constrict).

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