Constrictive Con*strict"ive, a. Serving or tending to bind or constrict. [1913 Webster]

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  • constrictive — ● constrictive nom féminin Consonne réalisée avec une constriction importante du conduit vocal, de sorte que l air phonatoire devient turbulent et s écoule avec un bruit de friction caractéristique (par exemple [f] fou, [s] sous, [ʃ] choux). ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • constrictive — c.1400, from L.L. constrictivus, from L. constrictus (see CONSTRICT (Cf. constrict)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Constrictive — Consonne constrictive Mode d’articulation Obstruction Constrictive Occlusive Affriquée Fricative Sonante Spirante Liquide Semi voyelle Vibrante Roulée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • constrictive — constrict ► VERB 1) make or become narrower, especially by encircling pressure; tighten. 2) deprive of freedom of movement. DERIVATIVES constriction noun constrictive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin constringere bind tightly together …   English terms dictionary

  • constrictive — adjective see constrict …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constrictive — См. costrittiva …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • constrictive — /keuhn strik tiv/, adj. 1. constricting; tending to constrict. 2. pertaining to constriction. [1375 1425; late ME < LL constrictivus, equiv. to constrict(us) (see CONSTRICT) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • constrictive — adjective That constricts, or is accompanied by constriction …   Wiktionary

  • constrictive — con·stric·tive (kən strikґtiv) causing constriction or having a tendency to constriction …   Medical dictionary

  • constrictive — adj. causing constriction, binding, tending to compress …   English contemporary dictionary

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