I (compress) verb abbreviate, abridge, astringe, bind, capsulize, cause to contract, clench, coarct, compact, concentrate, condense, consolidate, constnnge, contract, cram, cramp, crowd, crush, draw together, make brief, make dense, make smaller, narrow, pack tightly, pinch, press, press together, ram, reduce, reduce volume, restrict in area, shorten, shrink, squeeze, telescope, tighten II (inhibit) verb arrest, astrict, barricade, be an impediment, be an obstacle, block, check, choke, close, constrain, control, curb, dam, delay detain, deter, estop, fetter, foil, frustrate, halt, hamper, handicap, hinder, hold back, impede, interfere, keep, keep back, limit, obstruct, occlude, rein in, repress, restrain, restrict, retard, set back, set limitations, set limits, slow, stall, staunch, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangulate, stymie, suppress, thwart, tie up, withhold III index attenuate, block, clog, concentrate (consolidate), decrease, deter, limit

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  • Constrict — Con*strict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constricting}.] [L. constrictus, p. p. of constringere. See {Constrain}.] To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constrict — constríct adj. m., pl. constrícţi; f. sg. constríctă, pl. constrícte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CONSTRÍCT, Ă adj. (biol.; despre unele organe) Îngustat din loc în …   Dicționar Român

  • constrict — (v.) early 15c., from L. constrictus, pp. of constringere compress (see CONSTRAIN (Cf. constrain)). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting …   Etymology dictionary

  • constrict — compress, *contract, shrink, condense, deflate Analogous words: *tie, bind: restrict, confine, circumscribe, *limit: *restrain, curb Contrasted words: *expand, dilate, distend, swell, inflate: enlarge, *increas …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • constrict — [v] inhibit astringe, choke, circumscribe, clench, compress, concentrate, condense, confine, constringe, contract, cramp, curb, draw together, limit, narrow, pinch, restrain, restrict, shrink, squeeze, strangle, strangulate, tauten, tense,… …   New thesaurus

  • constrict — ► VERB 1) make or become narrower, especially by encircling pressure; tighten. 2) deprive of freedom of movement. DERIVATIVES constriction noun constrictive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin constringere bind tightly together …   English terms dictionary

  • constrict — [kən strikt′] vt. [< L constrictus, pp. of constringere: see CONSTRAIN] 1. to make smaller or narrower, esp. at one place, by binding, squeezing, or shrinking; contract 2. to hold in; limit; restrict constrictive adj …   English World dictionary

  • constrict — con·strict kən strikt vt 1) to make narrow or draw together <constrict the pupil of the eye> 2) to subject (as a body part) to compression <constrict a nerve> vi to become constricted con·stric·tive strik tiv adj …   Medical dictionary

  • constrict — verb Constrict is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑chest, ↑throat Constrict is used with these nouns as the object: ↑artery, ↑blood vessel …   Collocations dictionary

  • constrict — UK [kənˈstrɪkt] / US verb Word forms constrict : present tense I/you/we/they constrict he/she/it constricts present participle constricting past tense constricted past participle constricted formal 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become smaller… …   English dictionary

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