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constrictive

[kuh n-strik-tiv]
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adjective
  1. constricting; tending to constrict.
  2. pertaining to constriction.
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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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Examples from the Web for constrictive

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  • However, there remains a constrictive pain below the ribs, passing across the stomach with much thirst.

  • If the Constrictive element be allowed to go further than giving necessary form to the Expansive element, it imprisons the latter.

    The Law and the Word

    Thomas Troward

  • She winced involuntarily as the spray tingled against her body and adhered with constrictive force.

    Tangle Hold

    F. L. Wallace


Word Origin and History for constrictive

adj.

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

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