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: hindering freedom of movement; "tight garments are
uncomfortably binding" [syn: binding]
2: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom [syn: constrictive,