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astringe

[uh-strinj]
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verb (used with object), as·tringed, as·tring·ing.
  1. to compress; bind together; constrict.

Origin of astringe

1515–25; < Latin astringere to draw together, equivalent to a- a-5 + stringere to draw; see stringent
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