constrictive

[kuhn-strik-tiv]
adjective
1.
constricting; tending to constrict.
2.
pertaining to constriction.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin constrīctīvus, equivalent to constrīct(us) (see constrict) + -īvus -ive

nonconstrictive, adjective
unconstrictive, adjective
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constriction (kənˈstrɪkʃən)
 
n
1.  a feeling of tightness in some part of the body, such as the chest
2.  the act of constricting or condition of being constricted
3.  something that is constricted
4.  genetics a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere
 
con'strictive
 
adj
 
con'strictively
 
adv
 
con'strictiveness
 
n

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In his autobiographical essay, he characterized this stage as both broadly constrictive and energizing.
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