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constringe

[kuh n-strinj] /kənˈstrɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), constringed, constringing.
1.
to constrict; compress; cause to contract.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin constringere to draw tight, tie up, equivalent to con- con- + stringere to draw; see constrict
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British Dictionary definitions for constringe

constringe

/kənˈstrɪndʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) (rare) to shrink or contract
Derived Forms
constringency, noun
constringent, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin constringere to bind together; see constrain
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