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constringent

[ kuhn-strin-juhnt ]
/ kənˈstrɪn dʒənt /
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adjective
causing constriction.
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Origin of constringent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM constringent

con·strin·gen·cy, noun
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How to use constringent in a sentence

  • Winter binds our strengthened bodies in a cold embrace constringent.

    Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
  • 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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