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constrict

V.
1. To narrow or make smaller, to shrink or contract.
2. To squeeze or compress.
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Objective observers might view these efforts as constricted thinking and rigid behavior.
Successive piecemeal alterations had confused the building's circulation and reduced its efficiency, but there was little apparent potential for expansion on a tightly constricted site.
They may be of indeterminate gender and have their faces averted, but they confront a rather specific dilemma--they are always shown spinning uncontrollably in a constricted space.
Highlighting this year's TCT Conference will be a live case transmission of the first-ever implantation in a human subject of Biosensors' investigational MATRIX(TM) drug-eluting stent ("DES"), which is designed to restore blood flow in a patient's constricted artery.
6 percent from what was considered a constricted market a year ago.
On closer inspection, however, she found that vessels that had initially been dilated became constricted, and those that had been constricted were dilated.
Some of these moves recall Siza's Galician Museum of Contemporary Art (AR October 1994, p 68) where the relatively constricted and modest entrance was in a corner of the building and the plan was organized round a generous and luminous central space.
Ken Furer, research analyst with IDC's semiconductor group, explains: "As margins become further constricted, IDC believes this space will favor only a handful of vendors that are able to ride the cost curve by specializing in this market.
Women who spontaneously lose one or more fetuses early in pregnancy are about 50 percent more likely than other women to later suffer ischemic heart disease, in which constricted or obstructed blood vessels choke the flow of blood to the heart.
But McClure said he has a plan to begin to relieve the constricted parking.
It responds to its constricted plot by using spatial and geometric patterns that are common in domestic planning on tight sites from Southeast Asia to Japan.
It is integrated into the existing email application environment, but it removes attachments from the constricted flow of fixed-bandwidth networks and intelligently manages the rules by which they are distributed, transferred, replicated and stored.