Definition of constrict:
shorten, specify, twitch, take, gouge, compact, urge on, press out, rack, coerce, pack together, shove, tweet, regulate, weight-lift, concentrate, twinge, hale, bid, press, iron out, embrace, urge, extort, force, constringe, dwarf, thrust, sign on, stuff, keep down, wide, sign up, pinch, wring, push, contract, foreshorten, undertake, shrink, squelch, wad, fight, condense, sign, capsule, crush, weigh, thin, agitate, free, abbreviate, specialise, entreat, capsulize, curb, squeeze, crusade, compress, cut, pressure, let down, conjure, weightlift, bundle, determine, increase, mash, pack, narrow down, peg down, campaign, abridge, shrivel, telescope, scale back, beseech, wedge, nail down, squash, reduce, hug, bosom, narrow, limit, cure, cramp, contain, adjure, specialize, pin down, exhort, iron, get, tighten, collapse.
- "Psychotherapy", James J. Walsh.
- "The Task of Social Hygiene", Havelock Ellis.
We don't want small rooms in our dwelling- houses, we don't like it if we haven't sufficient space for our furniture; but in this bodily house in which we dwell we are quite willing to constrict the rooms in which the vital organs or furniture are placed, until everything is huddled together in the closest pressure, so that the organs are unable to do their work.- "What a Young Woman Ought to Know", Mary Wood-Allen.