[ uh-strikt ]
/ əˈstrɪkt /
verb (used with object)
to bind fast; constrain.
to bind morally or legally.
Origin of astrict
Related formsas·tric·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for astriction
Astriction, as-trik′shun, n. a binding or contraction: restriction.
Astriction to the soil was at once the foundation and the symbol of that serfdom.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for astriction
/ (əˈstrɪkt) /
(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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Medicine definitions for astriction
[ ə-strĭk′shən ]
Compression to arrest hemorrhage.
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