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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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Rajagopalan N, Garcia MJ, Rodriguez L, Murray RD, Apperson-Hanson C, Stugaard M, et al.Comparison of new Doppler echocardiographic methods to differentiate constrictive pericardial heart disease and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Lung biopsies revealed diffuse constrictive bronchiolitis in 38 of 49 previously healthy soldiers who developed unexplained exertional dyspnea and diminished exercise tolerance after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, said Dr.
(2) In the case of constrictive pericarditis, the pericardium becomes thickened and noncompliant.
There is a fear that fans could be crushed as there are inadequate exit points in an away section the report describes as 'constrictive', with a 10ft-high heavy steel fence on one side and a 10ft-high concrete wall on the other, both of which restrict views of the pitch.
His intriguing theological quest stretches the notion of Torah (too often considered constrictive) into its opposite, a path of freedom effected by God's acts.
Players get carried away on a feelgood wave, being released from the constrictive tactics of the previous manager and a collective belief pushes them on.
In Amy Edwards's novel The Trouble with Becoming a Witch, a young mother's marriage becomes more and more constrictive, so she takes baby steps toward personal growth.
As symbols, they represent both divine judgment and the constrictive even, potentially, toxic nature of familial and communal obligation.
However, it is worth considering that there have been 18 attempts at RMA reform since 1991, and if anything the Act has gotten longer, more Byzantine, and constrictive of New Zealanders opportunities.
Most of the PMs, especially Tony Blair, flattered by the rarefied air of Brussels' upper circles and fearful of being the odd man out in such exalted company, surrendered our democratic heritage in those ever more constrictive treaties.
'This is what I am saying that they have come into assemblies incidentally, therefore they were thinking constrictive and positive for this city,' he said.
The Egyptian President looks forward to develop aspects of serious cooperation and constrictive consultation between the two countries in various fields.