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synonyms for constrictions

  • narrowing
  • binding
  • choking
  • compression
  • constraint
  • contraction
  • cramp
  • impediment
  • limitation
  • pressure
  • reduction
  • restriction
  • squeezing
  • stenosis
  • stricture
  • tightness

antonyms for constrictions

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  • enlargement
  • expansion
  • freedom
  • increase
  • release
  • opening
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Slight constrictions, not perceptible in views of the embryo as a transparent object, mark off three vesicles in the brain.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
It is divided by very slight constrictions into three lobes, the posterior of which is considerably the largest.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
The annular constrictions occur at short intervals, giving it the appearance of being jointed.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Annular constrictions at short intervals give the branches the appearance of strings of beads.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
These divisions seem on the exterior like constrictions, and give the body the appearance of a series of rings.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Extreme sensitiveness and readiness to take offence are the unavoidable consequences of such highly developed self-constrictions.
EMPIRES AND EMPERORS OF RUSSIA, CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPANPTER VAY
It very soon changes its character by the appearance of a number of constrictions at intervals running along its whole length.
EMBRYOLOGYGERALD R. LEIGHTON
The head, the thorax, and the abdomen are very distinct in the fly, being separated from each other by well-marked constrictions.
AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
Pod oblong, flattened, often knotty by constrictions between the seeds.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
I have been foolish, but it was not in despising the constrictions and falsity of the academic world.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
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