Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb constrict

2 senses of constrict

Sense 1
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Sense 2
constrict, constringe, narrow -- (become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Antonyms of adj constricted

2 senses of constricted

Sense 1
constricted -- (especially tense; especially in some dialects)

INDIRECT (VIA tense) -> lax -- (pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet'))

Sense 2
constricted (vs. unconstricted) -- (drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life")

unconstricted (vs. constricted) -- (not constricted physically or by extension psychologically; "healthy unconstricted arteries")
        => open -- (without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response")

Similarity of adj constricted

2 senses of constricted

Sense 1
constricted -- (especially tense; especially in some dialects)
       => tense (vs. lax) -- (pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat'))

Sense 2
constricted (vs. unconstricted) -- (drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life")
       => narrowed -- (made narrow; limited in breadth; "narrowed arteries impair blood circulation"; "a narrowed view of the world")
       => pinched -- (as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her")
       => stenosed, stenotic -- (abnormally constricted body canal or passage; "a stenosed coronary artery")

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