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constriction

 
Noun constriction has 4 senses
  1. constriction, bottleneck, chokepoint - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    --1 is a kind of narrowing
    Derived form: verb constrict2
  2. constriction, coarctation - tight or narrow compression
    --2 is a kind of compression, condensation, contraction
    Derived form: verb constrict2
  3. constriction - a feeling of tightness in some part of the body; "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"
    --3 is a kind of
    feeling
  4. constriction - the action or process of compressing
    --4 is a kind of
    compression, compressing
    --4 has particulars: spasm; squeeze; strangulation; vasoconstriction
    Derived form: verb constrict1
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