stric|tion «STRIHK shuhn», noun.
a drawing tight; constriction.
[< Latin strictiō, -ōnis < strictus; see etym. under strict (Cf.strict)]

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  • con|stric|tion — «kuhn STRIHK shuhn», noun. 1. the act of drawing together; compression; contraction. 2. a feeling of tightness; constricted condition: »He coughed and complained of a constriction in his chest. 3. a constricted part. 4. something that constricts …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|re|stric|tion — «DEE rih STRIHK shuhn», noun. a derestricting or being derestricted …   Useful english dictionary

  • mag|ne|to|stric|tion — «mag NEE tuh STRIHK shuhn», noun. 1. a change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic substance when subjected to an intense magnetic field (especially characteristic of nickel). 2. a change in the magnetic properties of a body subjected to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|stric|tion|ism — «rih STRIHK shuh nihz uhm», noun. the practice or policy of setting up restrictions, especially on import trade …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|stric|tion|ist — «rih STRIHK shuh nihst», noun, adjective. –n. a person in favor of restrictions, especially one who advocates the limitation of imports. –adj. having to do with restrictionism …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|stric|tion — «rih STRIHK shuhn», noun. 1. something that restricts; limiticondition or rule: »The restrictions on the use of the playground are: no fighting; no damaging property. 2. the act or fact of restricting or the condition of being restricted: »This… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vas|o|con|stric|tion — «VAS oh kuhn STRIHK shuhn», noun. constriction of the blood vessels, especially by the action of a nerve or a drug …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

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