What does the word constriction mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A constricting, or a constricted part.

Usage examples for constriction

  1. Jan watched her sister's face and again felt that cruel constriction of the throat that holds back tears. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  2. For the first instant Monsignor was conscious of a slight swaying motion, which resolved itself presently into a faint sensation of constriction on his temples, but no more. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. If the constriction of the hernia be caused by the external ring, a director is to be inserted beneath this part, and a few of its fibres divided. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise