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constrict

Synonyms of constrict in English:

verb

  • 1 fat constricts the blood vessels Caroline felt her throat constrict
    narrow, make/become narrower, tighten, compress, contract, make/become smaller, shrink, draw in;
    squeeze, choke, strangle, strangulate
    archaic straiten
    [Antonyms] expand, dilate
  • 2 scale build-up on shower heads constricts water flow
    [Antonyms] assist
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