Astriction

astrict

[uh-strikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bind fast; constrain.
2.
to bind morally or legally.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin astrīctus drawn together, bound, tightened (past participle of astringere), equivalent to a- a-5 + strig- (variant stem of stringere to draw) + -tus past participle suffix. See astringe

astriction, noun
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astrict (əˈstrɪkt)
 
vb
archaic (tr) to bind, confine, or constrict
 
[C16: from Latin astrictus drawn closely together, from astringere to lighten, from stringere to bind]
 
as'triction
 
n
 
as'trictive
 
adj
 
as'trictively
 
adv

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astriction as·tric·tion (ə-strĭk'shən)
n.

  1. Astringent action.

  2. Compression to arrest hemorrhage.

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