2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stricture \Stric"ture\, noun [L. strictura a contraction, from stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture. See {Strict}.]

1. Strictness. [Obs.]

A man of stricture and firm abstinence. --Shak.

2. A stroke; a glance; a touch. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale.

3. A touch of adverse criticism; censure.

[I have] given myself the liberty of these strictures by way of reflection on all and every passage. --Hammond.

4. (Med.) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. {Organic stricture}, and {Spasmodic stricture}, under {Organic}, and {Spasmodic}. --Arbuthnot.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway [syn: {stenosis}, {stricture}]

2: severe criticism

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