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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


Synonymscoarctation


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.


Synonymstightness


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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