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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel;
[syn: constriction, bottleneck, chokepoint]

2. tight or narrow compression;
[syn: constriction, coarctation]

3. a tight feeling in some part of the body;
- Example: "he felt a constriction in her chest"
- Example: "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"
- Example: "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"
[syn: constriction, tightness]

4. the action or process of compressing;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Constriction \Con*stric"tion\, n. [L. constrictio: cf. F. constriction.] 1. The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding. [1913 Webster] A constriction of the parts inservient to speech. --Grew. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

constriction n 1: a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel [syn: constriction, bottleneck, chokepoint] 2: tight or narrow compression [syn: constriction, coarctation] 3: a tight feeling in some part of the body; "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat" [syn: constriction, tightness] 4: the action or process of compressing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "constriction": abbreviation, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, astriction, astringency, blockage, blocking, bottleneck, cervix, check, circumscription, clogging, closing up, closure, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, consolidation, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramp, curtailment, decrease, delay, detainment, detention, diminuendo, fixation, foot-dragging, hampering, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holdup, hourglass, hourglass figure, impediment, inhibition, interference, interruption, isthmus, knitting, let, narrow place, narrowing, neck, negativism, nuisance value, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, puckering, pursing, reduction, repression, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shortening, solidification, squeeze, stranglehold, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, suppression, systole, taper, tapering, wasp waist, wrinkling