constringe

[kuh n-strinj]

verb (used with object), con·stringed, con·string·ing.

to constrict; compress; cause to contract.

Nearby words

  1. constriction,
  2. constriction ring,
  3. constrictive,
  4. constrictive pericarditis,
  5. constrictor,
  6. constringence,
  7. constringent,
  8. construable,
  9. construct,
  10. construct state

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

verb

(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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