constringent

[ kuhn-strin-juhnt ]
/ kənˈstrɪn dʒənt /

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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