constriction

noun
con·​stric·​tion | \ kən-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce constriction (audio) \

Definition of constriction

1 : an act or product of constricting
2 : the quality or state of being constricted
3 : something that constricts

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Examples of constriction in a Sentence

tried to ease the tie's constriction of his neck
Recent Examples on the Web Following minor league baseball’s constriction last year and a 2020 without revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal is proposing roughly $500 million in federal assistance aimed at assisting the sport. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, 3 May 2021 Like a corset and a torso, a chain-link fence and a persistent tree, a Bundt pan and a bowlful of batter; by erosion, constriction, neglect, lack of planning, surfeit of planning. Ena Alvarado, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2021 Baby Lydie had a constriction in her umbilical cord that was not detected in ultrasounds. Julie Washington, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Water moving through a kinked hose will meet resistance because of the constriction, thereby slowing the pace or completely preventing water flow altogether. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2021 The constriction of blood vessels may prove to be an issue for you, Dr. Nieto explains. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2021 The tension is heightened by the constriction of the spacecraft, existing in sometimes-shocking contrast with the extreme openness of the endless starscape just outside it. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 22 Mar. 2021 Who needs a full-length top when a crop has less constriction during a workout? Rebecca Norris, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2021 Weiss/Manfredi’s earthwork at the edge of Brooklyn represent mourning as a constriction, a movement from light to darkness and back again. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of constriction

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of constriction was in the 15th century

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15 May 2021

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“Constriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constriction. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for constriction

constriction

noun
con·​stric·​tion | \ kən-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce constriction (audio) \

Kids Definition of constriction

: an act or instance of drawing together

constriction

noun
con·​stric·​tion | \ -ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce constriction (audio) \

Medical Definition of constriction

1 : an act or product of constricting
2 : the quality or state of being constricted
3 : something that constricts

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