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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constricting, constrictive, narrowingadjective

    (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom


  1. constricting

    Constricting refers to the act of making something narrower by squeezing or compressing, or becoming narrower or tighter itself. It can also mean limiting or restricting something. This term can apply to physical objects, such as a snake constricting its prey, or abstract concepts, such as constricting someone's freedom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constricting

    of Constrict

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of constricting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of constricting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of constricting in a Sentence

  1. Pernille Erenbjerg:

    The competitive Danish mobile market, among the cheapest in Europe, is constricting earnings and challenging our strategic ambition to continue to invest in telecom infrastructure.

  2. Bethenny Frankel:

    Real Housewife it was way more constricting — it was like directing traffic.

  3. Richard Hofstadter:

    If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea.

  4. William R Allen:

    Certainly it is a world of scarcity. But the scarcity is not confined to iron ore and available land. The most constricting scarcities are those of character and personality.

  5. Andrew Holzman:

    It works by constricting blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to your eyes so they look less red.

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