Constriction Con*stric"tion, n. [L. constrictio: cf. F. constriction.] 1. The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding. [1913 Webster]

A constriction of the parts inservient to speech. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

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  • constriction — CONSTRICTION. s. f. Terme de Physique. Resserrement des parties d un corps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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