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English noun: constriction

1. constriction (shape) a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

Synonymsbottleneck, chokepoint

Broader (hypernym)narrowing

2. constriction (event) tight or narrow compression


Broader (hypernym)compression, condensation, contraction

3. constriction (cognition) a tight feeling in some part of the body

SamplesHe felt a constriction in her chest.
She felt an alarming tightness in her chest.
Emotion caused a constriction of his throat.


Broader (hypernym)feeling

4. constriction (act) the action or process of compressing

Broader (hypernym)compressing, compression

Narrower (hyponym)spasm, squeeze, strangulation, vasoconstriction

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