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constringent

[ kuhn-strin-juhnt ]

adjective

  1. causing constriction.


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Other Words From

  • con·stringen·cy noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of constringent1

First recorded in 1595–1605, constringent is from the Latin word constringent- (stem of constringēns, present participle of constringere ). See constringe, -ent

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Example Sentences

Winter binds our strengthened bodies in a cold embrace constringent.

For that the cold of water is naturally constringent is evident from snow, which keeps flesh from corrupting a long time.

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