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Meaning of "constrict" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONSTRICT

From Latin constrictus compressed, from constringere to tie up together.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTRICT

constrict  [kənˈstrɪkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTRICT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Constrict is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb constrict in English.

WHAT DOES CONSTRICT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

constrict

Constriction

Constriction is a method used by various snake species to kill their prey. Although some species of venomous and mildly venomous snakes do use constriction to subdue their prey, most snakes which use constriction lack venom. The snake initially strikes at its prey and holds on, pulling the prey into its coils or, in the case of very large prey, pulling itself onto the prey. The snake will then wrap one or two coils around the prey. The snakes then monitor the prey's heartbeart to ascertain when it's dead. A Rainbow Boa constricting and swallowing a mouse Contrary to myth, the snake does not crush the prey, or even break its bones. It is generally accepted that snakes hold tightly enough to prevent the prey from drawing air into its lungs, resulting in death from asphyxia. It has also been suggested that the pressure of constriction causes a rise in the pressure in the prey's body cavity greater than the heart can counter, resulting in immediate cardiac arrest. This new hypothesis has yet to be confirmed, but data indicates that snakes can exert enough pressure for this mechanism to be plausible.

Definition of constrict in the English dictionary

The definition of constrict in the dictionary is to make smaller or narrower, esp by contracting at one place. Other definition of constrict is to hold in or inhibit; limit.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONSTRICT

PRESENT

Present
I constrict
you constrict
he/she/it constricts
we constrict
you constrict
they constrict
Present continuous
I am constricting
you are constricting
he/she/it is constricting
we are constricting
you are constricting
they are constricting
Present perfect
I have constricted
you have constricted
he/she/it has constricted
we have constricted
you have constricted
they have constricted
Present perfect continuous
I have been constricting
you have been constricting
he/she/it has been constricting
we have been constricting
you have been constricting
they have been constricting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I constricted
you constricted
he/she/it constricted
we constricted
you constricted
they constricted
Past continuous
I was constricting
you were constricting
he/she/it was constricting
we were constricting
you were constricting
they were constricting
Past perfect
I had constricted
you had constricted
he/she/it had constricted
we had constricted
you had constricted
they had constricted
Past perfect continuous
I had been constricting
you had been constricting
he/she/it had been constricting
we had been constricting
you had been constricting
they had been constricting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will constrict
you will constrict
he/she/it will constrict
we will constrict
you will constrict
they will constrict
Future continuous
I will be constricting
you will be constricting
he/she/it will be constricting
we will be constricting
you will be constricting
they will be constricting
Future perfect
I will have constricted
you will have constricted
he/she/it will have constricted
we will have constricted
you will have constricted
they will have constricted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been constricting
you will have been constricting
he/she/it will have been constricting
we will have been constricting
you will have been constricting
they will have been constricting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would constrict
you would constrict
he/she/it would constrict
we would constrict
you would constrict
they would constrict
Conditional continuous
I would be constricting
you would be constricting
he/she/it would be constricting
we would be constricting
you would be constricting
they would be constricting
Conditional perfect
I would have constrict
you would have constrict
he/she/it would have constrict
we would have constrict
you would have constrict
they would have constrict
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been constricting
you would have been constricting
he/she/it would have been constricting
we would have been constricting
you would have been constricting
they would have been constricting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you constrict
we let´s constrict
you constrict
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to constrict
Past participle
constricted
Present Participle
constricting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTRICT


abstrict
æbˈstrɪkt
addict
əˈdɪkt
astrict
əˈstrɪkt
Benedict
ˈbɛnɪˌdɪkt
charact
ˈkærɪkt
conflict
ˈkɒnflɪkt
derestrict
ˌdiːrɪˈstrɪkt
dict
dɪkt
district
ˈdɪstrɪkt
interdistrict
ˌɪntəˈdɪstrɪkt
object
ˈɒbdʒɪkt
perfect
ˈpɜːfɪkt
Pict
pɪkt
predict
prɪˈdɪkt
redistrict
ˌriːˈdɪstrɪkt
restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt
strict
strɪkt
subdistrict
ˈsʌbˌdɪstrɪkt
subject
ˈsʌbdʒɪkt
verdict
ˈvɜːdɪkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTRICT

constrain
constrainable
constrained
constrainedly
constrainer
constraint
constricted
constricting
constriction
constrictive
constrictively
constrictiveness
constrictor
constringe
constringence
constringency
constringent
construability
construable
construal

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTRICT

Congressional district
consolidated school district
diamond district
electoral district
federal district
green light district
Lake District
Manhattan District
metropolitan district
Peak District
red-light district
rural district
school district
urban district

Synonyms and antonyms of constrict in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSTRICT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «constrict» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of constrict

Translation of «constrict» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTRICT

Find out the translation of constrict to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of constrict from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «constrict» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使收缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oprimir
570 millions of speakers

English

constrict
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कसना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انقباض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сужают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

constringir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংকোচ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

resserrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sempit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verengen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

締め付ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수축되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Constrict
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

siết lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒடுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अतिक्रमण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

daraltmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comprimere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uciskać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звужують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contracta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σφίγγω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vernou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sammandra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

constrict
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of constrict

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRICT»

The term «constrict» is regularly used and occupies the 90.917 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRICT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about constrict

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTRICT»

Discover the use of constrict in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to constrict and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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American Journal of Physiology
In a word, the fact that at a certain stage of hemorrhage the venules and capillaries are seen to constrict justifies the hypothesis that there may have been initial constriction, particularly of stagnant vessels, which would thereby add a sufficient ...
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Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology
Present Normal size Absent Light in OS; both constrict Present Normal size Present Light in OS; only OS constricts Present Normal size Absent Light in OS; only OS constricts Mostly absent Normal size Mostly present Light in OS; both pupils ...
Alexander DeLahunta, Eric Glass, 2009
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Diabetes: Best Practice & Research Compendium
Pupillary Light Reflex Shining a light into one pupil of the eye causes the pupils of both eyes to rapidly and briskly constrict. This is known as the pupillary light reflex. Constriction of the pupil into which the light is shining is called the direct ...
Anthony H. Barnett, 2006
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The Eye Exam: A Complete Guide
If a patient has an optic nerve problem affecting the left eye, it is possible that the pupils will constrict less fully when a bright light is shone into the left eye than when the same light is shone into the right eye. When comparing the response of  ...
Gary S. Schwartz, 2006
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The Five Elements and Other Essential Rules In Acupuncture ...
4/ 14/ 24 1 am – 3 am Heart Constrict. 5 Heart Constrict. 3 1 pm – 3 pm Heart 8 Heart 9 5 pm – 7 pm Spleen 2 Spleen 2 9 pm – 11 pm Lungs 10 Lungs 9 5 / 15 / 25 1 am – 3 am Kidney 2 Kidney 7 5 am – 7 am Liver 2 Liver 8 9 am – 11 am Heart ...
Ulrich Wilhelm Lippelt, 2011
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Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal ...
... I2 Relax Relax Vasoconstrictors Norepinephrine Constrict Constrict Angiotensin II Constrict Constrict Endothelin Constrict Constrict Thromboxane Constrict Constrict Vasopressin No effect Constrict From Valtin H, Schafer JA. Renal function.
Stephen P. DiBartola, 2011
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How to Examine the Nervous System
Both pupils constrict as expected. Shield the left eye from light and shine the light into the right eye only. The right pupil seems to constrict momentarily and then dilates widely, as does the left. Swing the light back to the left eye only and again  ...
Robert T. Ross, 2007
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Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach
... Dilate Dilate Constrict Pulmonary Constrict Dilate ? — Cerebral Constrict — Dilate Dilate Renal Constrict Dilate Dilate VEINS Constrict Dilate Constrict TABLE 39-1 Apgar Scoring System Assigned Points Sign 0 1 Special Circumstances,
Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott, 2007
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Fundamentals of Neurologic Disease
The pupils should be round and be within 1 mm of each other in size and constrict equally when the patient attempts to look at his or her nose ( accommodate). Anisocoria or unequal pupil sizes signifies dysfunction of either the sympathetic ...
Larry Ernest Davis, 2005
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Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology
FEATURES Left Eye (OS) Pupil at rest Normal size Normal size Normal size Normal size Normal size Response to light Both pupils constrict Only OS constricts Only OS constricts Both pupils Both pupils in OS constrict constrict Menace ...
David J. Maggs, Paul E. Miller, Ron Ofri, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTRICT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term constrict is used in the context of the following news items.
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Effective relaxation techniques to try this week
The sympathetic nervous system kicks in, causing your blood vessels to constrict and divert the flow of blood from leisurely processes, like ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
2
Bardstown storm damage.... heavy rain tonight...
... WHICH SHOULD CONSTRICT THE EAST-WEST EXTENT OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH TIME. HOWEVER, AN INCREASE OF 850 ... «WLKY Louisville, Jul 15»
3
Instant Beauty Fixes to Beat the Signs of Sleep Deprivation
“This helps constrict the blood vessels, and give you a rosy glow. In addition, just drinking a glass of water is helpful to hydrate yourself.”. «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
4
DOT Study: Heavier US trucks won't hurt intermodal rail
... on the impact that increasing truck sizes would have on the rail industry as capacity continues to constrict across major transportation modes. «JOC.com, Jul 15»
5
Bowing out of a crowded race, Merck sells a migraine drug to …
For some time now, migraine sufferers have relied on triptans for relief, which constrict blood vessels in the brain as a way of spurring relief. «FierceBiotech, Jul 15»
6
Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May
... “personally i still have my own reservations but my son just came back, and i think in the long run a better thing to expand than to constrict.”. «WFLA, Jul 15»
7
Twin Problems Have Complex Causes
Fifth, p olitical and economic uncertainty tends to constrict economic growth and expansion. What emerges is that the causes of income ... «WNIJ and WNIU, Jul 15»
8
What Running In the Heat Does to Your Body
“The cold will constrict the blood vessels in your head, sending hot blood back to the core,” which could make you overheat faster. Pouring cool ... «Shape Magazine, Jul 15»
9
KKK Schedules Rally on South Carolina Statehouse Grounds
... the Constitution does permit for the expression of all political views — and obliges the government to respect rather than constrict those views ... «Care2.com, Jul 15»
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[From The Archives] Century Partners 1970 Barron's Interview …
... War would drag on forever, inflation would eat away at corporate profits and tight lending criteria would constrict activity in the building sector. «ValueWalk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Constrict [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/constrict>. Apr 2020 ».
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