- to bind fast; constrain.
- to bind morally or legally.
Origin of astrict
Related Words for astrictionpressure, stress, strain, force, rigidity, stiffness, balance, constriction, tautness, straining, tenseness, tensity, astriction
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Historical Examples of astriction
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
Astriction, as-trik′shun, n. a binding or contraction: restriction.
- (tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
Word Origin for astrict
Word Origin and History for astriction
1560s, from Latin astrictionem (nominative astrictio), noun of action from past participle stem of astringere (see astringent).
- Astringent action.
- Compression to arrest hemorrhage.