constringency

constringent

[kuhn-strin-juhnt]
adjective
2.
causing constriction.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin constringent- (stem of constringēns, present participle of constringere). See constringe, -ent

constringency, noun
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constringe (kənˈstrɪndʒ)
 
vb
rare (tr) to shrink or contract
 
[C17: from Latin constringere to bind together; see constrain]
 
con'stringency
 
n
 
con'stringent
 
adj

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