constricted has definitions from the field of phonetics
1
[ adjective ] (phonetics) especially tense; especially in some dialects

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Her speech was barren_of southernisms ; she was one of Eliot_Sparling 's neutralized minorities , adopting the rolling R 's and constricted vowels of Los_Angeles .

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phonetics tense

2
[ adjective ] drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically

Examples

"a constricted blood vessel" "a constricted view of life"

3
[ adjective ] inhibited

Examples

"when modern man feels socially constricted his first impulse is to move"

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limited

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