1 especially tense; especially in some dialects
2 drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life" [ant: unconstricted]
3 inhibited; "when modern man feels socially constricted his first impulse is to move"
- past of constrict
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