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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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These showed that gender was significantly and positively associated with unusual perceptual experiences (r = .15, p < .05) and inversely associated with constricted affect (r = -.16, p < .05).
Peripheral vasoconstriction was used to measure nausea, and the study found that only 4 of the 50 patients were constricted in the acupressure group, compared to 48 of the 50 in the placebo group.
We were constricted, but we did not have outright fear for our lives.
Set into--and seemingly bursting forth from--a raised platform, a lowered ceiling, and a specially built wall that slightly constricted the dimensions of the main room, it featured a structural armature made from splintered two-by-fours mostly covered by ripped sheets of painted drywall.
When establishing the perimeter, managers should make sure it is sufficiently comprehensive--evidence often is missed because examined areas were too constricted.
Adopting a new mechanism in the balloon part, the catheter can pass through lesions smoothly, even constricted areas, so that it can be used for patients with multiple lesions.
The challenges of building on such a constricted site aptly illustrate the architectural and economic dynamics of the Japanese urban condition.
But these children, ages 5 to 18, had pulmonary hypertension--high blood pressure in their lungs from constricted blood vessels.
"In one type of stroke, blood flow is stopped because the blood vessel is constricted and or blocked," he says.
This is the beginning of an appealing fantasy series about a young woman named Claidi who lives in a constricted world as a servant (slave) in a rigid society.
Accompanied by Bill Fontana's playground-sound score, the men's sweeping circles constricted into a nucleus, then unwound into intersecting diagonals and staggered lines.