astringe

astringe

[uh-strinj]
verb (used with object), astringed, astringing.
to compress; bind together; constrict.

Origin:
1515–25; < Latin astringere to draw together, equivalent to a- a-5 + stringere to draw; see stringent

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astringe

verb
1. constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth" 
2. become constricted or compressed; "The cold substance astringes" 
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