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astringe

[ uh-strinj ]
/ əˈstrɪndʒ /
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verb (used with object), as·tringed, as·tring·ing.

to compress; bind together; constrict.

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Origin of astringe

1515–25; <Latin astringere to draw together, equivalent to a-a-5 + stringere to draw; see stringent
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