constrictions

[ kuhn-strik-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF constrictions
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTRICTIONS

Disjunct: with head, thorax and abdomen separated by constrictions.

No; they complain of nightmares, constrictions of the breast and heart.

The organ is divided by two constrictions into three compartments.

Four flattish lobes, deeply separated by constrictions, form each of these strange-looking fruits.

We live in them mentally, and accept all their constrictions and restrictions as a matter of course.

These divisions seem on the exterior like constrictions, and give the body the appearance of a series of rings.

The three other constrictions mark off the four Ascidiozooids.

Constrictions, inharmonious and unrhythmic jerks are always out of place in any exercise.

This rotary action tends to remove these constrictions and to develop a certain flexibility in the whole torso.

It is an unusually important exercise in case of any constrictions.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin constrictionem (nominative constrictio), noun of action from past participle stem of constringere "compress" (see constrain).

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