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cincture

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/ 藞s瑟艐k t蕛蓹r /
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noun
a belt or girdle.
something that surrounds or encompasses as a girdle does; a surrounding border: The midnight sky had a cincture of stars.
(on a classical column) a fillet at either end of a shaft, especially one at the lower end.Compare orle (def. 3b).
the act of girding or encompassing.
verb (used with object), cinc路tured, cinc路tur路ing.
to gird with or as if with a cincture; encircle; encompass.
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Origin of cincture

<Latin cinct奴ra, equivalent to cinct(us) (cinc-, variant stem of cingere to gird, cinch1 + -tus past participle suffix) + -奴ra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM cincture

un路cinc路tured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cincture

cincture
/ (藞s瑟艐kt蕛蓹) /

noun
something that encircles or surrounds, esp a belt, girdle, or border

Word Origin for cincture

C16: from Latin cinct奴ra, from cingere to gird
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