Constrict

Definition of Constrict

Con`strict´
v. t.1.To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.
[imp. & p. p. Constricted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constricting.]
Such things as constrict the fibers.
- Arbuthnot.
Membranous organs inclosing a cavity which their contraction serves to constrict.
- Todd & Bowman.

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