constriction

Part of speech: noun

A constricting, or a constricted part.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Joseph Maclise.