HyperDic: constriction

English > 4 senses of the word constriction:
NOUNshapeconstriction, bottleneck, chokepointa narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
eventconstriction, coarctationtight / tight or narrow compression
cognitionconstriction, tightnessa tight feeling in some part of the body
actconstrictionthe action or process of compressing
constriction > pronunciation
Soundskahnstrih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > constriction: 4 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel.
Synonymsbottleneck, chokepoint
BroadernarrowingAn instance of becoming narrow
Spanishconstricción, embotellamiento, gollete
Catalanconstricció, embotellament
Verbsconstrictbecome tight or as if tight
English > constriction: 4 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningtight / tight or narrow compression.
Synonymcoarctation
Broadercompression, condensation, contractionThe process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
Verbsconstrictbecome tight or as if tight
English > constriction: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA tight feeling in some part of the body.
Examples
  • "he felt a constriction in her chest"
  • "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"
Synonymtightness
BroaderfeelingA physical sensation that you experience
English > constriction: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe action or process of compressing.
Narrowerspasm(pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
squeezeThe act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
strangulation(pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid
vasoconstrictiondecrease in the diameter of blood vessels
Broadercompression, compressingapplying pressure
Spanishconstricción
Catalanconstricció
Verbsconstrictsqueeze or press together

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