[kuh n-strinj]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for constringe

compact, tighten, squeeze, constrict, narrow, shrink

British Dictionary definitions for constringe


  1. (tr) rare to shrink or contract
Derived Formsconstringency, nounconstringent, adjective

Word Origin for constringe

C17: from Latin constringere to bind together; see constrain
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