constricted constricted  /kən ˈstrɪk təd/


  1. (adj) especially tense; especially in some dialects
  2. (adj) drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically


  1. U.S. 36 overhaul: Moving into 'the meat' of construction

    The $425 million U.S. 36 widening effort moves into what construction managers are calling "the meat" of the endeavor. Miles more of roadway will be squeezed into constricted lanes, three major bridges will be pulverized and brought to the ground and the new concrete road surface will get its first pour starting late next month.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Analysis: Iran election hopefuls have no quick fix for economy

    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - If there is an issue at the core of Iran's presidential election next month, it is whether the next president can jump start the economy and ease the deep financial pressures facing the majority of Iranians. Spiraling prices and constricted spending power have left millions of Iranians struggling against a virulent combination of Western economic sanctions and ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "This will address one of the central problems plaguing our financial system -- banks have been unable to borrow money and that has constricted their ability to lend to consumer and businesses," Bush said. "When money flows freely between...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  2. "As long as it uses the right materials and is constricted properly," Johnson said, "how can it not work?"
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ray Johnson Source: The Aurora Sentinel

  3. "They came of age in the late fifties and early sixties, a time when segregation was still the law of the land and opportunity was systematically constricted," Obama said in his March 18 speech. "What's remarkable is not how many failed in...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Statesman Journal

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