astrict

[ uh-strikt ]
/ əˈstrɪkt /

verb (used with object)

to bind fast; constrain.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM astrict

as·tric·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astrict

astrict
/ (əˈstrɪkt) /

verb

(tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict

Derived forms of astrict

astriction, 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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