well-constricted

constrict

[kuhn-strikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw or press in; cause to contract or shrink; compress.
2.
to slow or stop the natural course or development of: Greed and aggressiveness constricted the nation's cultural life.

Origin:
1375–1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1725–35 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin constrīctus (past participle of constringere to draw together, tie up), equivalent to con- con- + strīc- (variant stem of stringere to tie; see strict) + -tus past participle suffix

nonconstricted, adjective
nonconstricting, adjective
unconstricted, adjective
well-constricted, adjective


1. cramp, squeeze, bind, tighten.


1. expand.
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constrict (kənˈstrɪkt)
 
vb
1.  to make smaller or narrower, esp by contracting at one place
2.  to hold in or inhibit; limit
 
[C18: from Latin constrictus compressed, from constringere to tie up together; see constrain]

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constrict
c.1400 (constriction), from L. constrictus, pp. of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from L. of the same word which, via Fr., became constrain.
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constrict con·strict (kən-strĭkt')
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
To make smaller or narrower especially by binding or squeezing.

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