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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for astrict

oblige, constrain, restrict, bind, force, restrain, astrict

British Dictionary definitions for astrict


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

Word Origin for astrict

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