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astrict

[uh-strikt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bind fast; constrain.
  2. to bind morally or legally.
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Origin of astrict

1505–15; < Latin astrīctus drawn together, bound, tightened (past participle of astringere), equivalent to a- a-5 + strig- (variant stem of stringere to draw) + -tus past participle suffix. See astringe
Related formsas·tric·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astrict

astrict

verb
  1. (tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
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Derived Formsastriction, nounastrictive, adjectiveastrictively, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind
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