- to bind fast; constrain.
- to bind morally or legally.
Origin of astrict
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Astriction, as-trik′shun, n. a binding or contraction: restriction.
- (tr) archaic to bind, confine, or constrict
C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind
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Word Origin and History for astriction
1560s, from Latin astrictionem (nominative astrictio), noun of action from past participle stem of astringere (see astringent).
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- Astringent action.
- Compression to arrest hemorrhage.
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