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constringe

[ kuhn-strinj ]
/ kənˈstrɪndʒ /
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verb (used with object), con·stringed, con·string·ing.
to constrict; compress; cause to contract.
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Origin of constringe

1595–1605; <Latin constringere to draw tight, tie up, equivalent to con-con- + stringere to draw; see constrict
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British Dictionary definitions for constringe

constringe
/ (kənˈstrɪndʒ) /

verb
(tr) rare to shrink or contract

Derived forms of constringe

constringency, nounconstringent, adjective

Word Origin for constringe

C17: from Latin constringere to bind together; see constrain
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