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astringe

[uh-strinj] /əˈstrɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), astringed, astringing.
1.
to compress; bind together; constrict.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Latin astringere to draw together, equivalent to a- a-5 + stringere to draw; see stringent
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