1. Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.
2. Bot. Contracted or compressed so as to be smaller in certain places or parts than in others.
Con·strict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constricted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constricting.] To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.
Such things as constrict the fibers. --Arbuthnot.
Membranous organs inclosing a cavity which their contraction serves to constrict. --Todd & Bowman.
adj 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"