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constringent

[kuh n-strin-juh nt]
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adjective
  1. constricting.
  2. causing constriction.

Origin of constringent

First recorded in 1595–1605, constringent is from the Latin word constringent- (stem of constringēns, present participle of constringere). See constringe, -ent
Related formscon·strin·gen·cy, noun
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