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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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There was no change in skin coloration or texture and no alteration of sensation distal constricting object (fig-1)
Numerous techniques have been described in the literature; however there exists no universal technique given the varied nature of the constricting devices and individual presentations.
Apply a lightly constricting band on the heart side of the wound.
He and his fellow investigators made an animal model of heart failure by surgically constricting the main artery leading out of a mouse's heart.
The Bulgarian artist, who lives in Austria, typically sets out to film constricting situations.
Now the RSPCA wants to add large constricting snakes to the list.
Examine the feet immediately after the shoe is removed and look for constricting band marks, especially over the dorsum of the foot.
Like a splendid moth emerging from its constricting, fusty cocoon, one of London's best loved cultural institutions has been gloriously reborn.
Well I don't know about it constricting my brain power, but I tried on my bikini the other day and having put on a stone and a half since last summer, I can report that it did seriously constrict my blood flow
Geared toward a gay male audience, these books pretend to be about liberating the male form from societal and sartorial constrictions but are actually promoting a type of body fascism far more constricting than any three-piece suit could ever be.
Racism by any other name would be just as invidious and constricting.
Nasal Sprays - These drugs decongest stuffed-up noses by constricting the nasal blood vessels.