HyperDic: constricted

English > 2 senses of the word constricted:
ADJECTIVEallconstrictedespecially tense
allconstricteddrawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
constricted > pronunciation
Soundskahnstrih'ktahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > constricted: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningespecially tense; especially in some dialects.
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Broadertensepronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in 'beat')
English > constricted: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDrawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically.
Examples
  • "a constricted blood vessel"
  • "a constricted view of life"
Narrowernarrowedmade narrow
pinchedAs if squeezed uncomfortably tight
stenosed, stenoticabnormally constricted body canal or passage
Oppositeunconstrictednot constricted physically or by extension psychologically

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