verb (used with object), as·tringed, as·tring·ing.
to compress; bind together; constrict.
circumscribe, cramp, compress, restrict, curb, strangle, condense, tauten, restrain, confine, shrink, tighten, concentrate, tense, clench, squeeze, tuck, pinch, choke, contract
Origin of astringe
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