[ uh-strikt ]
/ əˈstrɪkt /
verb (used with object)
to bind fast; constrain.
to bind morally or legally.
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Origin of astrict
OTHER WORDS FROM astrictas·tric·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astrict
/ (əˈstrɪkt) /
(tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
Derived forms of astrictastriction, 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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