1. To cause to contract.
2. To make smaller or more narrow; especially, by binding or squeezing.

The word ‘Constrict’ can be broken down into ‘con+strict’ and can then be related to the word strict. Whenever a student faces a strict teacher his confidence to create disturbance in the class shrinks and this can be used to remember the meaning of the word constrict.

1. The drug is used to constrict blood vessels.
2. He felt constricted by their notions of what was proper.

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