va·​so·​con·​stric·​tive ˌvā-zō-kən-ˈstrik-tiv How to pronounce vasoconstrictive (audio)
: inducing vasoconstriction

Examples of vasoconstrictive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new medication does not present the vasoconstrictive effects that triptans sometimes produce, the report says. Maggie O'Neill,, 11 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vasoconstrictive was in 1890

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“Vasoconstrictive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


va·​so·​con·​stric·​tive -ˈstrik-tiv How to pronounce vasoconstrictive (audio)
: inducing vasoconstriction
a vasoconstrictive agent
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