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

Examples of constriction in a Sentence

tried to ease the tie's constriction of his neck
Recent Examples on the Web The Pulsar Trail is on the narrower side, too, but makes up for any constriction with a fair amount of padding, particularly in its counter lining around the heel. Outside Online, 27 July 2022 The cause of death was was listed as anoxic brain injury due to asphyxiation by constriction and the manner of death was ruled accidental. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Senseman's cause of death is anoxic brain injury due to asphyxiation by constriction, according to the statement, which says that his death is being ruled an accident. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 25 July 2022 Elliot Senseman, 27, died from an anoxic brain injury due to asphyxiation by constriction, meaning that the snake completely cut off oxygen to his brain, the coroner said. Paul Best, Fox News, 25 July 2022 The cause of death was listed as anoxic brain injury due to asphyxiation by constriction and the manner of death was ruled accidental. CBS News, 25 July 2022 The tank slims and smoothes without the compression and constriction of standard shapewear. Raena Loper, Good Housekeeping, 13 July 2022 The effects of fentanyl, police said, include relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, sedation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, urinary retention, pupillary constriction, and respiratory depression. Matt Yan, BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2022 On the other hand, because constriction requires a lot of time and effort it’s not surprising that the snakes have evolved a way to keep breathing during the work, Caldwell notes. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of constriction

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Aug 2022

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“Constriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constriction. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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