Meaning of constrict

con•strict

Pronunciation: (kun-strikt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to draw or press in; cause to contract or shrink; compress.
  2. to slow or stop the natural course or development of: Greed and aggressiveness constricted the nation's cultural life.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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