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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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When the team simulated the constriction of the smooth muscles surrounding the airway tubes, they found some airflow resistance.
Princeton, which had little available prime office space a scant 18 months ago, is confronting newly available sublet space left in the wake of corporate constrictions and Wall Street's mood swings.
s view that despite the recent constrictions in the dot-com sector, the Internet is here to stay and the industries that service it will become increasingly important to our economy as the Internet matures.
net adds new services, moves into new countries or increases the complexity of its offerings, Infranet will free the company from the constrictions of traditional billing systems.
ANG-GIO-SKOPT, a battery-operated, hand-held device to diagnose blood flow rate and note any blockages in arteries and veins, and to detect vein constrictions.
A unique DNS Round Robin load balancing technique was employed by the GMV Network administrator's that alleviated any constrictions within the network for the best possible QoS resulting in a greater number of participants.
Our initial testing across the satellite network revealed severe latency and bandwidth constrictions, but Venturi immediately alleviated those problems.