The Ghostbusters are often constricted by their refusal to understand the opposite sex.
We hadn't fully understood how comfortable our life had become in recent times, constricted yes, but also extremely comfortable.
With a constricted economy and a declining threat, priorities need reexamining.
early 15c., from Latin constrictus, past participle of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting.
constrict con·strict (kən-strĭkt')
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
To make smaller or narrower especially by binding or squeezing.