English noun: constriction
|1.||constriction (shape) a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel|
|2.||constriction (event) tight or narrow compression|
|Broader (hypernym)||compression, condensation, contraction|
|3.||constriction (cognition) a tight feeling in some part of the body|
|Samples||He felt a constriction in her chest.|
She felt an alarming tightness in her chest.
Emotion caused a constriction of his throat.
|4.||constriction (act) the action or process of compressing|
|Broader (hypernym)||compressing, compression|
|Narrower (hyponym)||spasm, squeeze, strangulation, vasoconstriction|