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constriction Line breaks: con|stric¦tion
Pronunciation: /kənˈstrɪkʃn/

Definition of constriction in English:


[mass noun]
1The action of making something narrower by pressure or of becoming narrower; tightening: asthma is a constriction of the airways
More example sentences
  • Sponges are capable of regulating the amount of flow through their bodies by the constriction of various openings.
  • The initial phase of the process is vascular constriction.
  • Similarly, histamine arises in many tissues by the decarboxylation of histidine, which in excess causes constriction or dilation of various blood vessels.
tightness, pressure, compression, contraction, cramp;
obstruction, blockage, impediment, congestion;
Medicine  stricture, stenosis
archaic straitening
1.1 [count noun] A place where something has become tighter or narrower; an obstruction: flow was impeded at bends and constrictions
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  • The diagnosis is emended to include the new observation of basal constrictions at dichotomies.
  • The treated limb will show patchy areas of pallor caused by arteriolar constriction.
  • The aganglionic segment is of normal caliber without stricture or constriction.

Words that rhyme with constriction

addiction, affliction, benediction, conviction, crucifixion, depiction, dereliction, diction, eviction, fiction, friction, infliction, interdiction, jurisdiction, malediction, restriction, transfixion, valediction
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